The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that former Minor League player Rob Flanigan, who had been a member of the San Francisco Giants organization, has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for metabolites of Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
The suspension of Flanigan will be effective immediately contingent upon his return to a Major League organization. Most recently, Flanigan, who had been a designated hitter, played for the Arizona League (Rookie) Giants.
Flanigan represents the 6th minor league suspension of 2009 and the 8th overall.
Source: Major League Baseball
(See the complete historical record of drug violations in Major and Minor League baseball)
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