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Minor Leaguer Lex Rutledge is retiring from baseball


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good luck in your future career, Lex.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>O's minor league LHP Lex Rutledge has told the Orioles he is retiring from baseball. Went 4-3, 2.97 in 35g at Frederick in 2014.</p>— Steve Melewski (@masnSteve) <a href="

">February 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Rutledge, a 6th-round pick in 2012, showed some promised but told club officials he felt burnt out on baseball and his heart wasn't in it.</p>— Steve Melewski (@masnSteve) <a href="

">February 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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He's back! BUT, he got a 50 game suspension.

Per Roch...

Minor league left-hander Lex Rutledge received a 50-game suspension without pay after a second positive test for a drug of abuse.

Rutledge was on Single-A Frederick's roster, though he didn't pitch last season after retiring. His suspension begins at the start of the Carolina League season.

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