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6/28/2013 4:58 P.M. ET

Indians Minor Leaguer Howard Suspended

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Cleveland Indians Minor League right-handed pitcher Dillon Howard has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension of Howard, who is currently on the roster of the rookie-level Arizona League Indians, is effective immediately.

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