Marlins' Kolby Copeland suspended 50 games for refusing to take drug test

Wednesday March 6th, 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 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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