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Danny Gutierrez suspended 50-games for positive amphetamine test

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Gutierrez, who was recently ranked as the ninth best prospect in the Rangers system by Baseball America, tested positive for the amphetamine adderall, which is used to treated Attention Deficit Disorder. Gutierrez had a prescription for the drug, but did not apply for a waiver with MLB for therapeutic use of the drug. The suspension begins at the start of the 2010 season.

"I sincerely apologize to the Texas Rangers organization, Major League Baseball, and to my family for my failure to comply with the Minor League Drug Policy by failing to apply for and obtain a TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption)," Gutierrez said in a statement released by the Rangers. "I understand that it was my responsibility to obtain a TUE even though the drug was prescribed by a doctor, and that I have let down myself and many others with my failure to do so. I greatly appreciate the support of the Texas Rangers front office and I am determined to serve as a better role model in the future."

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