Rays Prospect Tim Beckham Suspended 50 Games

Mar 5, 2012; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Tim Beckham (29) fields a ground ball during the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Charlotte Sports Park. The Orioles defeated the Rays 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

Tampa Bay Rays prospect Tim Beckham, a former first overall pick (2008 MLB Draft), has been suspended for 50 games for violating the Minor League drug program. This is his second drug abuse violation.

The 22-year-old shortstop appeared in 13 games with the Durham Bulls, Tampa Bay's Triple-A affiliate hitting .204/.290/.278 across 62 plate appearances. For his career, he owns a .709 OPS in 440 minor-league games.

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