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4/9/2013 4:00 P.M. ET

Cubs Minor Leaguer Silverio Suspended

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Chicago Cubs Minor League right-handed pitcher Pedro Silverio has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Metabolites of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension of Silverio, who is currently on the roster of the Dominican Summer League Cubs, will be effective at the start of the DSL season.

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