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Orioles draft pick Tucker Baca suspended 60 games for PED violation

Orioles draft pick Tucker Baca suspended 60 games for PED violation

Orioles minor league pitcher Tucker Baca, who was the club’s 12th-round draft pick last June, was suspended 60 games without pay after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug in violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program.

Baca, who tested positive for the PED Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, posted a 4.50 ERA in 12 relief innings (13 games) last season pitching in the Gulf Coast League in his first season of professional ball. His suspension will begin at the beginning of the GCL season, which begins in June.

The Orioles drafted the left-handed Baca out of the University of Saint Katherine in San Marcos,...

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