The commissioner's office announced two drug-related suspensions this week, one to a player in extended spring training and another to a retired player.
Phillies minor league righthander Carlos Best received a 25-game suspension with no violating substance cited in the Major League Baseball press release. A converted position player, Best has not pitched this season, and he appeared in just four games in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League last season. The 21-year-old allowed six runs and 11 baserunners in 7 2/3 innings, striking out six. Philadelphia signed Best out of the Dominican Republic in June 2008.
Should he return to active duty, former Indians minor league righty Clayton Ehlert must serve a 50-game suspension that he earned after twice testing positive for a "drug of abuse." The 24-year-old made two relief appearances for high Class A Carolina this season prior to his voluntarily retirement. Ehlert signed with Cleveland as a nondrafted free agent out of Texas A&M in June 2010.
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