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Evan Van Hoosier suspended for fifty games

Texas Rangers minor league infielder Evan Van Hoosier has been suspended fifty games for testing positive for amphetamines and a "drug of abuse"

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Evan Van Hoosier, Texas Rangers minor league infielder, has been suspended for fifty games due to a positive test for amphetamines, as well as a second positive test for a "drug of abuse," per the beat guys on Twitter.

Van Hoosier, a 21 year old who was drafted by the Rangers in the 8th round of the 2013 draft out of the College of Southern Nevada, has been playing in the Arizona Fall League after spending the bulk of his injury-shortened 2015 season at high-A High Desert.  The righthanded hitter and thrower has split his time as a pro between second base and the outfield, and has been viewed as someone who could possibly have a future as a potential utility guy in the majors.

The suspension means that Van Hoosier will not be able to start his minor league season in 2016 until early June.  Prior to this, Van Hoosier appeared to be a candidate to join the Frisco Roughriders in 2016.