L.J. Hoes suspended 50 games for a drug of abuse

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Free agent outfielder L.J. Hoes has been suspended 50 games for a drug of abuse, MASN’s Steve Melewski reports. It’s the second time Hoes has tested positive.

Hoes, who turns 27 years old next month, spent the 2016 season with the Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk. He hit .242/.318/.331 with six home runs and 33 RBI in 443 plate appearances. Hoes had spent the past two and a half seasons with the Astros.