Harrison product Austin gets 50-game suspension for drugs
by MDJ staff and wire reports
June 28, 2014 12:30 AM | 1113 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
NEW YORK — Seattle Mariners minor league outfielders Jamal Austin and Jabari Blash were suspended 50 games each for drug violations.

The commissioner’s office announced the penalties Friday, saying the suspensions followed second positive tests for a “drug of abuse.”

Austin, a former Harrison High School star on the roster of the Double-A Jackson Generals of the Southern League was batting .262 with 16 RBIs and 19 stolen bases. He was a 13th-round selection of Seattle out of UAB in 2011.

Blash is on the roster of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League.
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