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Mets minor league pitcher Gary Cornish suspended 50 games

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The Mets’ 19th round pick from 2016 has been suspended fifty games for amphetamine use.

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Mets minor league Gary Cornish has been suspended for fifty games by Major League Baseball, according to Adam Rubin. The suspension is for amphetamine use and was announced alongside suspensions for players from four other clubs.

The Mets drafted Cornish in the 19th round of the 2016 draft. He was previously drafted in the 19th round by the Dodgers in 2014 but declined to sign with them and spent two years pitching at the University of San Diego instead before being selected by the Mets.

Steve Sypa wrote a detailed breakdown of Cornish around the time of the draft last year. Among the highlights: Cornish is from Scottsdale, Arizona, stands 6’2”, and has touched 94 miles per hour with his four-seam fastball.

Cornish made 14 relief appearances for the Brooklyn Cyclones last year after being drafted, and he pitched well, with a 2.16 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 25 innings of work.