Mets' Montgomery suspended 50 games

Kingsport right-hander, 20, tested positive for second time

Christian Montgomery appeared in two games in 2012. (Brian Westerholt/Four Seam Images)

By Danny Wild / | April 23, 2013 2:05 PM ET

Mets Minor League right-hander Christian Montgomery was suspended 50 games on Tuesday after testing positive for a drug of abuse for a second time.

Montgomery, who has not played this season, will begin serving his suspension at the start of the Appalachian League season with Rookie-level Kingsport.

The 20-year-old was New York's 11th-round pick in the 2011 Draft out of Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, Ind. He debuted last summer and went 0-1 with a 9.39 ERA in two starts for Kingsport.

Montgomery is the 16th player suspennded in 2013 for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Danny Wild is an editor for This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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