Minor leaguer Jake Skole suspended

June, 29, 2012
6/29/12
4:54
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jake Skole, the Texas Rangers' first-round pick (15th overall) in the 2010 MLB draft, has been suspended 50 games without pay after testing positive for a performance-enhancing amphetamine that is in violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program.

The outfielder for the Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans of the Carolina League tested positive a few weeks ago and attempted to appeal the result. The commisioner's office enacted Skole's suspension Friday, effective immediately.

"It is what it is," general manager Jon Daniels said. "He made a mistake that's what the system is for. He'll serve his punishment."

Read more about Skole's suspension and the Rangers' reaction here.

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