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11/12/2012 3:20 PM ET

Free agent Minor Leaguer Martinez suspended

          The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that free agent Minor League right-handed pitcher Rafael W. Martinez has received a 50-game suspension for his refusal to test, a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension of Martinez will be effective immediately upon his signing with another Major League organization.

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