Rockies' Minor Leaguer Suspended 50 Games

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NEW YORK (AP) - Former major league infielder Omar Quintanilla has been suspended 50 games for using a performance-enhancing substance.

The 29-year-old Quintanilla was playing in the Colorado Rockies'
organization at Class A Tri-City of the Northwest League. He was
hitting .252 with one home run and 15 RBIs.

Quintanilla was penalized Wednesday during the minor league drug

Quintanilla played parts of the last five seasons in the majors with the Rockies. He hit .220 with two home runs and 32 RBIs in 216 games.

The Rockies issued a statement saying they were disappointed to learn Quintanilla had been suspended.