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Several players suspended for PEDs

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Ken Rosenthal, FOXSports.com
Mon Aug 5, 5:21 PM UTC

Twelve players have accepted 50-game suspensions for violating baseball’s drug policy, Ken Rosenthal reports, citing sources.

Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta, Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo, Mets outfielder Jordany Valdespin, Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, free-agent pitcher Jordan Norberto, Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli, Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, Mets outfielder Cesar Puello, Astros reliever Sergio Escalona, Padres pitcher Fautino De Los Santos and Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez have accepted their punishments handed out by Major League Baseball.

Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon, Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera and Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal received no additional punishments. They each have served 50-game suspensions following a positive test.

The Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez and Orioles third baseman Danny Valencia were cleared of any involvement.

An announcement is still expected for a potential suspension for Alex Rodriguez.

Courtesy of FOXSports.com

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