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Cubs Minor League player Pineda suspended
07/31/2008 3:25 PM ET
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Chicago Cubs Minor League pitcher Francoris Pineda has received a 50-game suspension for testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension of Pineda is effective immediately. He is currently with the organization's Dominican Summer League team.

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