Rays' minor league shortstop suspended

Tampa Bay Rays minor league shortstop Tim Beckham has been suspended 50 games for a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse.

The office of the commissioner of baseball announced the suspension, effective immediately, on Tuesday.

Beckham, the first overall pick in the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft, is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Durham Bulls.