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Aaron Thompson facing suspension

Updated: March 24, 2012, 5:23 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Minnesota Twins general manager says minor league pitcher Aaron Thompson is facing a 50-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy.

No penalty has been announced by the commissioner's office involving the 25-year-old left-hander, who is not on the Twins' 40-man major league roster. Thompson still has time to appeal.

General manager Terry Ryan said Saturday that suspension involved "recreational drug use."

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