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Rangers prospect suspended

Updated: July 12, 2012, 6:09 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

Outfielder Jairo Beras' contract with the Texas Rangers will be approved, but the teenager will be suspended until July 1, 2013, for providing a false date of birth when registering with Major League Baseball as a prospect, the league announced Thursday.

The league investigated Beras' age after the Rangers contended he was 17 and eligible to sign with the organization prior to the new collective bargaining agreement rules, which took effect earlier this month.

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