Two Dodgers minor-leaguers suspended for positive drug tests. Update.

Robert Carson

Dodgers minor-league pitcher Robert Carson was suspended 50 games Tuesday for a second positive test for a drug of abuse. (Getty Images)

Dodgers minor-league pitcher Robert Carson and outfielder Theo Alexander were suspended 50 games on Tuesday for a second positive test for a drug of abuse.

Carson, a 26-year-old left-hander, was one of seven minor-league pitchers whom the Dodgers invited to spring training. He has pitched in 31 major-league games in his career, all with the New York Mets from 2012-13. Carson finished last season with the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate, pitching in 18 games out of the bullpen with a 5.40 ERA.

Alexander, a seventh-round draft pick in 2012, was listed on the roster of Rookie-level Ogden. He batted .217 in 43 games with the Raptors last year.

Both suspensions are effective at the beginning of the regular season. Under the Joint Drug Agreement between MLB and the Players’ Association, all minor-league players are subject to random out-of-season testing.

Update (2:20 p.m.): Carson’s spring training invite has been rescinded. The Dodgers currently are inviting 16 players to spring training as non-roster invitees. The new list:

Pitchers (6): Chris Anderson, Ryan Buchter, David HuffJosh RavinSergio Santos, Julio Urias

Position players (10): Erisbel Arruebarrena, Buck BrittonMatt Carson, O’Koyea Dickson, Kyle Jensen, Chris O’Brien, Corey Seager, Ali SolisDarnell Sweeney,Shawn Zarraga

Julio Urias, Corey Seager headline list of Dodgers’ 17 non-roster invitees to spring training.

Julio Urias

Prospect Julio Urias, 18, pitched one Cactus League inning for the Dodgers in 2014 and did not allow a runner to reach base. (Associated Press photo)

Eighteen-year-old pitching prospect Julio Urias has earned a non-roster invitation to the Dodgers’ 2015 spring training camp. He and top shortstop prospect Corey Seager headline a list of 17 non-roster invitees to the Dodgers’ spring training camp announced Friday.

Shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena, who was designated for assignment nine days ago with four years remaining on his $25 million contract, is also in that group.

Here is the full list:
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