Rays Prospects Suspended For Drug Violations

May 21, 2012; Worcester, MA, USA; A general view of Fitton Field prior to a game between the Worcester Tornadoes and the Quebec Capitales. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

Three Tampa Bay Rays minor league prospects to serve 50-game suspensions for violation of the MLB drug policy.

Three of the Tampa Bay Rays minor league prospects have been suspended for 50 games for violation of Major League Baseball's drug policy. Here is the official MLB release on the suspensions:

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that three Minor League players in the Tampa Bay Rays organization have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Second baseman Ryan Brett, pitcher Charles Cononie and pitcher Justin Woodall, all of whom are with Single-A Bowling Green of the Midwest League, each tested positive for methamphetamine and an amphetamine.

All three players have received 50-game suspensions without pay, effective immediately.

Brett was taken in the third round (98th overall) of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft, Cononie was taken in the 24th round (750th overall) in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft and Woodall was taken in the 26th round (791st overall) in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft.

For more on the Rays go visit DRaysBay as well as SB Nation Tampa Bay. Also check out Baseball Nation for even more news and notes from around the Majors.

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