MLB Suspends Rays’ Cody Rogers For 50 Games

Rays minor league outfielder Cody Rogers refused to take an offseason drug test, a violation of the drug prevention and treatment program, and must serve a 50-game suspension at the outset of 2013.

A seventh-round pick in ’09, Rogers batted .244/.312/.343 with four homers and 22 steals in 112 games for high Class A Charlotte this season. The 23-year-old lefty hitter is a product of Panola (Texas) JC.