By Paul Roumeliotis
Chicago Cubs minor league shortstop Elliot Soto has been suspended for 50 games for violating the drugs policy for the second time, according to MLB.com. The suspension will start at the beginning of next season.
The Cubs drafted Soto, a Carpentersville native, in the 15th round of the 2010 MLB Draft.
Soto, 24, started last season at Double-A Tennessee and hit .190 with a pair of home runs and six RBI in 45 games. He finished the year with Single-A Daytona, posting a .244 batting average and drove in 18 runs in 39 games for the Florida State League champion D-Cubs.
In four seasons in the Cubs organization, Soto has a .248 batting average scattered across five different levels of minor league baseball.