Ryan Adams handed 25-game suspension for positive drug test

The commissioner’s office has suspended infielder Ryan Adams for 25 games after he tested positive for an amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, according to a press release.

Adams is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Norfolk Tides. His suspension is effective at the start of the 2013 season. The positive test occurred when Adams was on the Orioles’ 40-man roster.

The 25-year-old Adams batted .224 with four home runs and 20 RBIs in 65 games last season. He also appeared in two games for short-season Single-A Aberdeen, going 2-for-6 with an RBI.

His lone major league experience came for the Orioles in 2011, when Adams hit .281 with seven RBIs in 29 games.

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