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09/30/10 6:59 PM ET

Three Minor League players suspended

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that three Minor League players have received 50-game suspensions after each tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program:

• St. Louis Cardinals Minor League shortstop Lainer Bueno, a member of the club's Venezuelan Summer League roster, tested positive for Clenbuterol.

• Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Minor League outfielder Reynaldo Ruiz, a member of the club's Dominican Summer League team, tested positive for a metabolite of Boldenone.

• Baltimore Orioles Minor League shortstop Alfredo Zambrano, a member of the club's Dominican Summer League team, tested positive for metabolites of Nandrolone.

The suspensions of the three players are effective at the start of next season.

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