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Phillies' Romero suspended
01/06/2009 10:24 AM ET
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Philadelphia Phillies pitcher J.C. Romero 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.

Romero's suspension will be effective at the start of the 2009 regular season.

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