Ty Ross, LSU’s starting catcher from 2011-13, was given a 50-game suspension by Major League Baseball for a violation of Minor League Baseball Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
It was the second time Ross, a minor league catcher with the San Francisco Giants, has tested positive for drug abuse.
He was selected by the Giants in the 12th round of the 2013 draft. In 75 games with Single-A San Jose last year, he hit .220 with 4 homers and 38 RBI.
Ross, who started 161 games at catcher in his career with the Tigers, was named 2011 Freshman All-SEC before being voted to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team in back-to-back seasons in 2012 and 2013.
As a senior, he batted .217 with three doubles, 3 HRs, 32 RBI and 26 runs. He notched the game-winning single in the top of the 9th inning against Alabama in an SEC Tournament elimination game.