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Report: L.J. Hoes suspended 50 games after second positive test for drug abuse

L.J. Hoes

According to Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, former Orioles outfielder L.J. Hoes has been suspended for 50 games following a second positive test for drug of abuse.

Hoes is currently a free agent and will serve the suspension once he is signed.

The 26-year-old served a 50-game suspension in 2014 after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug methandienone.

The Orioles recently outrighted Hoes to Triple-A Norfolk following a .237/.289/.328 career in 337 plate appearances at the major league level, but he hasn’t been promoted since 2015. He’s now a free agent and will probably be signed somewhere at the minor league level.

There’s no indication of what the “drug of abuse” was.

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