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Former top Phillies prospect and Hunter Pence trade piece Jonathan Singleton was handed a 50-game suspension for violation of minor league baseball's drug use policy after testing positive for marijuana. Singleton, once the Phillies' top hitting prospect and currently the number two prospect in the Astros' farm system, hit .284/.396/.497 with 21 home runs for AA Corpus Christi in 2012.
According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, this violation would be Singleton's second during his baseball career, although it is unclear as to whether or not his first violation took place with the Astros or the Phillies.
Singleton has issued an apology through his agents, and Astros GM Jeff Luhnow addressed the suspension and offered his support to help Singleton overcome the trials he will face. Both statements can be found in the Crasnick article linked above.
So the Pence trade doesn't look so bad in hindsight, does it guys?
Hmm? It still does? Damn...