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Minor-league OF Dixon suspended for drug issue



Minor-league OF Deshun Dixon was suspended for 50 games after a second violation of baseball's drug policy for a drug of abuse, MLB announced.

Dixon, 20, was playing for short-season Class A Hudson Valley, hitting .193 with a homer and 14 RBIs in 38 games. He was the Rays 10th-round pick in the 2010 draft.

Dixon did not appear to be much of a prospect, hitting .220 in 16 games for the Gulf Coast League Rays in 2010 and .211 for rookie-league Princeton in 2011.



[Last modified: Sunday, September 16, 2012 12:40am]


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