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Oakland minor leaguer Pridie suspended

Oakland Athletics minor league outfielder Jason Pridie has been suspended 50 games for a second violation of the minor league baseball drug policy.

Details weren't provided, but Major League Baseball's release said Pridie was suspended for a drug of abuse.

Pridie, on the roster of Oakland's Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento, signed with the Athletics in the offseason after spending 2011 with the New York Mets.

The 28-year-old Phoenix native hit .231 in 101 games last season with four homers and 20 runs batted in.