Nats minor leaguer Englund suspended

Aug 11, 2009 - 9:43 PM NEW YORK(AP) -- Washington Nationals minor league pitcher Stephen Englund has been suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program after testing positive for an amphetamine.

His suspension began Tuesday. There have been 50 suspensions this year under the minor league drug program and four under the major league program.

The Nationals drafted Englund in the second round in 2006. The 21-year-old righty made one start and two relief appearances this year in the Gulf Coast League and did not allow any runs in 2 2-3 innings.

Englund was a shortstop in high school, and the Nationals took him as an outfielder. He batted .162 last year for Class A Hagerstown with two homers and nine RBIs and .213 for Class A Vermont with two homers and 16 RBIs.

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