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Josh Sale | Outfielder

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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Rays released OF Josh Sale.
Sale has made way more waves off the field than on it after being selected in the first round of the 2010 Draft, getting suspended multiple times for drugs and also for an incident at a strip club. He hit just .238/.313/.344 at High-A in 2014 and the Rays have finally decided to give up on him. Sale is still just 23, but he's looking like a long shot to ever get his career on track. Feb 27 - 11:45 AM

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Josh Sale - OF - Rays

Rays minor leaguer Josh Sale has been suspended 50 games for recreational drug use.

Sale was also given a 50-game suspension for recreational drugs in 2012 and then got suspended indefinitely in 2013 for an incident at a strip club. The 22-year-old outfielder was the 17th overall pick in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft. He is torching his own professional baseball career.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 03:42:00 PM
Josh Sale - OF - Rays

Rays prospect OF Josh Sale homered Tuesday for the first time since July 30, 2012.

Sale, the No. 17 overall pick in the 2010 draft, didn’t play a single game last year, as he opened the season by serving a 50-game suspension after testing positive for a drug of abuse, and was then suspended indefinitely by the organization for disciplinary reasons. The 22-year-old, currently playing for High-A Charlotte in the Florida State League, is batting .236/.345/.361 with six extra-base hits, 15 RBI and a 21/12 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 19 games.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 11:20:00 AM
Josh Sale - OF - Rays

Rays reinstated OF Josh Sale to Class-A Charlotte.

Sale, the 17th overall selection from the 2010 draft, was suspended for the entire 2013 season for conduct detrimental to the team. He's a long way away from making an impact at the major league level.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 06:22:00 PM
Josh Sale - OF - Rays

The Rays have suspended prospect outfielder Josh Sale for conduct detrimental to the organization.

The suspension comes on the heels of Sale bragging on his Facebook account about throwing money at a stripper. Selected 17th overall in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, Sale was suspended 50 games last August for methamphetamine and an amphetamine and has yet to play a game this season. The Rays will have to hope that he is ready to grow up.
Wed, May 29, 2013 03:02:00 PM
Josh Sale - OF - Rays

Rays prospect outfielder Josh Sale was suspended 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

Sale is the fourth player from Class A Bowling Green to test positive for methamphetamine and an amphetamine. The 21-year-old outfielder was selected No. 17 overall in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft and owns a .238/.345/.408 batting line over his first two seasons in pro ball.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 05:18:00 PM
Josh Sale - OF - Rays

The Rays agreed to terms with first-round pick OF Josh Sale.

Sale, who was selected No. 17 overall, signed for around $1.62 million. With plus-power potential, the 19-year-old outfielder was regarded as one of the top high school bats of the draft.
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 01:00:00 AM
Josh Sale - OF - Rays

Rays took outfielder Josh Sale with the 17th pick.

Sale offers plenty of power, but it will be up to his new team to turn him into a hitter, as he has a couple of holes in his swing right now. The question on defense is whether he’ll last in right field or if his lack of speed will put him at first base.
Mon, Jun 7, 2010 09:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
3J.P. Arencibia
4Luke Maile
1B1James Loney
2Richie Shaffer
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Daniel Nava
3Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Grady Sizemore
DH1John Jaso
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Burch Smith
8Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Alex Colome
4Jeff Beliveau
5Steve Geltz
6Brandon Gomes
7Xavier Cedeno
8Matt Andriese
9Enny Romero
10C.J. Riefenhauser
11Kirby Yates
12Nate Karns