Mike Swinson Suspension: Failed Drug Test Costs Cardinals Prospect 50 Games

St. Louis Cardinals prospect Mike Swinson was suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball on Monday after he tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

Related: For The St. Louis Cardinals, The Future Is Now At First Base

Swinson, who was a 12th-round selection of the Cardinals in the 2008 MLB Draft, is currently playing in the Gulf Coast League. In two games played, he's hitting .200 with a home run and two RBI.

In 4+ seasons of minor league baseball, Swinson is hitting .229/.324/.325 with nine homers, 82 RBI and 35 stolen bases.

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