Top Padres Pick Suspended for Drugs: MLB

Padres drafted Donovan Tate third overall in 2009

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    San Diego Padres prospect Donavan Tate has been suspended 50 games following his second positive drug test.

    Jon Heyman, Sports Illustrated writer, reports Tate tested positive for marijuana.

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    The commissioner's office announced the penalty Tuesday. He will be given credit for 25 games already served while undergoing counseling for substance abuse. The rest of the suspension begins immediately.

    Tate, 20, was the third overall pick in the 2009 draft. He is on the roster at Class A Eugene and has also played this season at Class A Fort Wayne.

    He is batting a combined .294 with seven RBIs and seven stolen bases in 17 games.