Minor Leaguer Sale suspended for 50 games

Minor Leaguer Sale suspended for 50 games

Minor Leaguer Sale suspended for 50 games
ARLINGTON -- Josh Sale, the Rays' No. 1 pick (17th overall) in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, has been suspended after testing positive for methamphetamine and an amphetamine.

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced the news on Tuesday that Sale was one of three Minor Leaguers to be suspended for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Sale, who will miss 50 games without pay, is the latest player from Bowling Green to receive such a suspension. Three were suspended Thursday for the same offense: second baseman Ryan Brett, pitcher Charles Cononie and pitcher Justin Woodall.

As did Sale, all three received 50-game suspensions without pay, effective immediately.