Angels ’05 Fifth-Rounder Suspended

Major League Baseball suspended Angels righthander Tommy Mendoza 50 games after he tested positive for an amphetamine.

Mendoza, 20, was with high Class A Rancho Cucamonga in the California League, where he had a 4.73 ERA in 110 1/3 innings, 50 strikeouts and 39 walks. Mendoza signed with the Angels out of Monsignor Pace (Opa Locka, Fla.) High in 2005 as a fifth-round pick.