NEW YORK (AP) - Arizona infielder Donnie Sadler was suspended for 50 games Saturday after testing positive for a drug of abuse under baseball's minor league program.
The 32-year-old has played for Boston, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Texas and Arizona in eight major league seasons. He was 0-for-1 this season with the Diamondbacks, who brought him up from Triple-A Tucson of the Pacific Coast on May 11, then designated him for assignment six days later and sent him back to the minors.
His ninth-inning flyout against the Astros' Chad Qualls at Houston on May 12 was his first major league plate appearance since 2004, when he had 23 at-bats for Arizona.
He is batting .214 in 52 games and 112 at-bats for Tucson this year with two homers and 17 RBIs. Sadler has a .202 career major league average with six homers, 46 RBIs and 25 steals in 418 games.