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2/25/2013 4:25 P.M. ET

Free agent Minor Leaguer Hamburger suspended

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that free agent Minor League right-handed pitcher Mark Hamburger has received a 50-game suspension without pay after a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse.

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

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