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Redman banned for positive test

NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Dodgers minor leaguer Prentice Redman has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for an amphetamine.

Major League Baseball announced the suspension Friday. The 30-year-old Redman was batting .332 with 10 home runs and 41 RBIs in 61 games for Triple-A Albuquerque.

A 10th-round pick by the Mets in the 1999 draft, he played 15 games for New York in 2003 but has otherwise bounced around the minors in his career.