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Yankees' Mitre suspended
01/06/2009 10:20 AM ET
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Yankees pitcher Sergio Mitre has received a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Mitre is currently with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. His suspension will be effective at the start of the 2009 regular season.

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