By Marc Weinreich
March 05, 2013

Miami Marlins outfielder Kolby Copeland has been suspended by Major League Baseball for 50 games after refusing to take a drug test under the minor league program, according to a report Tuesday afternoon from MLB.com writer Danny Wild.

Copeland, 19, was drafted by the Marlins in the third-round of the 2012 draft but will now miss the first 50 games of the season without pay. His refusal to submit to a drug test is considered a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. He is the eighth minor leaguer to be suspended in 2013 for violating the drug program.

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