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Minor Leaguer Ohlman suspended 50 games

Minor Leaguer Ohlman suspended 50 games

Minor Leaguer Ohlman suspended 50 games
CHICAGO -- Minor League catcher Michael Ohlman has received a 50-game suspension after a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse, Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday.

The suspension of Ohlman, who was on the disabled list of the Class A Delmarva Shorebirds, will be effective immediately. He is the second catcher in the organization to be suspended for violating the program, with Brian Ward serving a 50-game suspension that started at the beginning of the season.

Ohlman, 21, was drafted by the Orioles in the 11th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Lakewood Ranch (Fla.) High School, and spent the 2011 season with Delmarva. His right shoulder was injured in a car accident this spring, and he is expected to miss substantial time because of the injury.

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Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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