Marlins’ 2012 Draft Pick Earns Suspension

Kolby Copeland, the Marlins’ supplemental third-round selection last June, refused to take an offseason drug test and will be suspended for the first 50 games of 2013 without pay. The commissioner’s office made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon.

The 19-year-old outfielder spent the bulk of his 2012 debut in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, batting .286/.331/.406 with 14 doubles in 217 at-bats. Copeland attended Parkway High in Bossier City, La.