Aaron Thompson suspended for 50 games

Aaron Thompson

Twins free agent signee LHP Aaron Thompson, 25,  was suspended by MLB for 50 games after testing positive for a banned substance. GM Terry Ryan confirmed that it was a “recreational” substance that triggered the positive result. Ryan stated that he was disappointed in Thompson but that the team planned to keep him. A few years back the released and ended the baseball career of 2005 first round pick and power hitting prospect Hank Sanchez after his 50 game suspension ended. Thompson had been reassigned to the Twins minor league camp earlier this month. Thompson is the third member of the Twins organization to be suspended for 50 games for positive drug tests this spring, earlier this month Twins’ Dominican league players Yeison Florentino and Ezequiel Zarzuela were both suspended as well for positive tests.

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