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8/12/2014 3:01 P.M. ET

Tampa Bay's Sale suspended

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Tampa Bay Rays Minor League outfielder Joshua Sale has received a 50-game suspension without pay after a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension of Sale, who is currently on the roster of the Single-A Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League, is effective immediately.

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