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12/17/2012 5:07 PM ET

Rays Minor League outfielder Cody Rogers suspended

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Tampa Bay Rays Minor League outfielder Cody Rogers has received a 50-game suspension without pay for refusing to take an off-season drug test, a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension of Rogers, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Durham Bulls of the International League, will be effective at the start of next season

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