Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that Phillies lefthander Chris O’Hare has been suspended for 50 games as a result of a second positive test for a drug of abuse.
O’Hare, the team’s 23rd-round draft pick in 2013, went 0-1, 3.60 in five relief outings over three stops: one in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, another at high Class A Clearwater and three with low Class A Lakewood, where he finished the season.
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O’Hare spent three seasons at Yale, going 8-6, 4.49, but transferred to NAIA Fisher (Mass.) as a senior. He set the Falcons’ record with 110 strikeouts in his All-America season, going 9-1, 0.86, ranking second in NAIA in ERA.
He is the ninth player this year to earn a suspension under the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, joining Angels catcher Carlos Ramirez, Twins infielder Eddie Rosario, free agents D.J. Driggers, Daryl Thompson and Yonquelys Martinez, Brewers lefty Will West, Diamondbacks second baseman Antonio Alvarez, and Cardinals righty Andrew Pierce.