Jason Pridie suspended 50 games

Updated: March 12, 2012, 2:35 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Athletics center fielder Jason Pridie has been suspended 50 games for a second violation of a drug of abuse under baseball's minor league testing program.

Pridie hit .231 with four home runs and 20 RBIs in 101 games last season for the New York Mets. He is on the roster of Triple-A Sacramento.

The suspension, announced Monday, is the 21st this year under the minor league drug program, and the eighth for a drug of abuse.


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