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Cardinals' Minor Leaguer suspended

CINCINNATI -- The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced on Wednesday that Minor League second baseman Brett Wiley has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an amphetamine.

The suspension of Wiley, who is on the roster for the Cardinals' short-season Class A affiliate State College of the New York-Penn League, was effective immediately.

Wiley, 21, hit .308 with four homers, 43 RBIs, 10 stolen bases and a .395 on-base percentage in 60 games between State College, Rookie level Johnson City and Class A Peoria.

Wiley hit .337 with two home runs and 18 RBIs in 25 games for State College, which went into Wednesday's regular-season finale at Jamestown, N.Y., as champions of the Pinckney Division.

The 5-foot-10 Indiana native was drafted by the Cardinals as a shortstop in the 13th round of the 2012 Draft out of Jefferson Junior College in Hillsboro, Mo., and Wiley split last season between the Gulf Coast League Cardinals and Class A Quad Cities.

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