Former first-round pick Aaron Thompson suspended 50 games for “drug of abuse”

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Aaron Thompson, who was the Marlins’ first-round pick in 2005 and is now in the Twins’ organization on a minor-league contract, has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a “drug of abuse.”

His track record in the minors is mediocre at best and Thompson was never an option to make the big-league roster out of spring training, but apparently the Twins will keep him in the organization despite the suspension.

Once activated the 25-year-old left-hander will likely be a fifth starter or long reliever at Triple-A.