The St. Louis Cardinals’ 20th-round draft pick from 2015 failed a test for Amphetamine

The St. Louis Cardinals’ 20th-round draft pick from 2015 failed a test for Amphetamine.

On Friday, Major League Baseball announced the suspension of St. Louis Cardinals minor league player Luke Doyle for 50 games without pay after testing positive for Amphetamine, labeled a stimulant.


Doyle, 20, was St. Louis’ 20th round pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft from Yavapai College in Arizona. The left-handed hitter posted a line of .207/.345/.354/.699 at rookie-level Johnson City last season. The 6-foot, 185-pounder played every infield position and both corner outfield spots over his first 44 games as a professional.

Doyle will be placed on the restricted list, with his 50 games out starting with the 2016 Appalachian League season in mid-June.

Doyle is the second Cardinals minor leaguer suspended since the conclusion of the 2015 season, following pitcher Alex Reyes (marijuana).

Check The Cardinal Nation blog for a full list of drug suspended Cardinals major and minor leaguers back to the start of the Program in 2005.

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