Brett Blaise Joins Ranks Of Suspended Rays Minor Leaguers

Rays minor league lefthander Brett Blaise will sit out the first 50 games of 2013 without pay after testing positive for an amphetamine, a performance-enhancing substance. Tampa Bay signed the 22-year-old as a nondrafted free agent from Belhaven (Miss.) in June, and he made eight relief appearances in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, striking out 16, walking 12 and running up an 8.36 ERA in 14 innings.