Two players suspended 50 games

Updated: July 29, 2009, 9:05 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Two Detroit minor league pitchers have been suspended 50 games each after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

Carlos Alvarado and Frank Penalver were banned Wednesday for violating baseball's minor league drug policy for the first time. They both were playing in the Venezuelan Summer League.

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