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Mariners Minor League player Mendoza suspended
06/18/2010 5:42 PM ET

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Seattle Mariners Minor League pitcher Jose Mendoza has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for metabolites of Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension of Mendoza, who is currently on the club's Venezuelan Summer League roster, is effective immediately.

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