Rangers prospect Skole returns from suspension

Rangers prospect Skole returns from suspension

ARLINGTON -- Rangers prospect Jake Skole on Wednesday played his first game since being suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for an amphetamine, going 3-for-3 for short-season Class A Spokane.

The Rangers selected Skole with the No. 15 pick in the 2010 Draft. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound outfielder hit just .185 with three home runs and 18 RBIs in 68 games with High-A Myrtle Beach before his suspension began nearly two months ago.

But he singled three times out of the leadoff spot in his first game with Spokane this season. Skole, 20, batted .254 with two home runs, 27 RBIs and six stolen bases in 58 games for Spokane last year.