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Montgomery Biscuits catcher hit with 50 game suspension for drug abuse violation

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

A Montgomery Biscuits baseball catcher is now suspended from playing for 50 games after a decision came down from Major League Baseball.

Mark Thomas will sit out for 50 games following a drug abuse violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. This is Thomas' second violation of the program.

Thomas, 25, will miss the rest of the 2013 season and ten games of the 2014 season.

The catcher was already having a down year, batting just .151 this season.

Thomas was selected by the Rays out of Young Harris Junior College in the 22nd round (649th overall) of the June 2006 First-Year Player Draft. He threw out 20 of 48 attempted base stealers in 2008 for 41.7 percent and 16 of 39 in 2009 for 41 percent.

In 2009 he was named NYP Mid-Season All-Star.

See Thomas' stats HERE.

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