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Reports: Former Revs player Nash suspended 50 games

STAFF REPORT
  • According to reports, Telvin Nash was suspended 50 games after testing positive for amphetamine.
  • Nash hit a league-leading 15 home runs for York before having his contract purchased by the Chicago White Sox.
  • Nash hit 11 home runs and had 38 RBIs while with Class A Winston-Salem in the White Sox organization.

Former York Revolution first baseman Telvin Nash was suspended for 50 games for testing positive for amphetamine, according to multiple reports.

First baseman Telvin Nash homered in his return to the York Revolution on Tuesday night.

Nash's suspension was announced last Friday.

Nash had his contract purchased by the Chicago White Sox on June 22 after hitting .275 with 11 doubles and 28 RBIs. At the time, his 15 home runs led the Atlantic League.

Since being assigned to Chicago's Class A affiliate, the Winston-Salem Dash in the Carolina League, Nash hit .255 with 11 home runs and 38 RBIs in 46 games.

Amphetamine is a banned stimulant and Nash is one of 73 players to be suspended this season under the minor league drug program. There have been 13 suspensions in the major leagues.