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Tigers Minor Leaguer D.J. Driggers Suspended 50 Games By MLB For Steroid Violation

The MLB has reportedly suspended rookie outfielder D.J. Driggers for 50 games after he tested positive for a banned substance.

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Darren (D.J.) Driggers, a 20-year old minor leaguer for the Tigers, has reportedly been suspended by the MLB for 50 games after testing positive for a metabolite of drostanolone, according to a report from Baseball America that was later confirmed by Matthew Mowery of The Oakland Press.

Driggers, a 22nd-round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, is a right-handed outfielder that was batting just .160 in the Gulf Coast League before the suspension was announced.

The suspension effectively ends his 2012 season after just 28 games. He finishes the 2012 season with 15 hits and 5 RBI on 94 at-bats, including 35 strikeouts. In his final game of the season, Driggers went 1-for-4 against the Gulf Coast League Pirates.

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