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01/09/2013 6:20 PM ET

Astros Minor Leaguer Singleton suspended

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Houston Astros Minor League first baseman Jonathan Singleton has received a 50-game suspension after a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse.

The suspension of Singleton, who is currently on the roster of Double-A Corpus Christi of the Texas League, will be effective at the start of this season.

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