|Former Giants minor leaguer suspended for drug of abuse|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 27 July 2007 12:56|
King, a 23-year-old right-hander, was released by the Giants on June 23 after going 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA and one save in 10 relief appearances with Class A Augusta of the South Atlantic League.
He is the 19th player suspended this year under baseball's minor league program, the fifth for a drug of abuse. Two players have been suspended under the major league program: Tampa Bay pitcher Juan Salas (performance-enhancing substance) and Detroit infielder Neifi Perez (stimulant).
King's suspension will start when he signs with any major league organization.