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01/31/12 4:38 PM EST

Angels Minor Leaguer Reynolds suspended

Righty to serve 50 games for second violation of drug policy

ANAHEIM -- Angels Minor League pitcher Daniel Reynolds received a 50-game suspension after a second violation for a "drug of abuse" under the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday.

Reynolds, a 20-year-old right-hander who has spent the last two years pitching for the Rookie-level Orem Owlz, will begin serving his suspension at the start of the upcoming regular season.

A Las Vegas native who was taken in the sixth round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, Reynolds made just four relief appearances in 2010, then pitched in 20 games in 2011 -- posting a 4.60 ERA and a 1.295 WHIP in 29 1/3 innings.

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