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Tampa Bay Rays shortstop prospect Tim Beckham, the #1 overall pick in the 2008 draft, was suspended for 50 games today for violating the minor league substance abuse policy, as tweeted by the official MiLB account. Former No. 1 overall pick Tim Beckham of Tampa suspended 50 games for drug of abuse -- second violation. More to come. — MiLB.com (@MinorLeagues) May 1, 2012 Beckham was struggling this season for AAA Durham, with just a .568 OPS in 13 games. Beckham was placed on the DL last week while dealing with a wrist injury. When I hear "drug of abuse", the immediate reaction isn't steroids or HGH, but a drug more along the lines of marijuana or cocaine. If Beckham tested positive for weed, this suspension is pretty pathetic...really, 50 games for a joint? That's just sad. On the other hand, if the drug is more severe...yeah, I can see the suspension being more justified in that case. In any case, Beckham's suspension doesn't necessarily cripple t...
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