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Josh Sale | Outfielder

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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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. Aug 12 - 3:42 PM

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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.
Apr 30 - 11:20 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.
Mar 30 - 6:22 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

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