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Franklin slapped with 10-day suspension

Originally Published: August 2, 2005
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Seattle Mariners pitcher Ryan Franklin was suspended 10 days for violating his sport's steroids policy, the eighth major-league player caught under tougher drug rules enacted this year.

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The announcement Tuesday came one day after Orioles slugger Rafael Palmeiro was suspended after testing positive for steroids.

Franklin said he has "no idea" how he tested positive.

"There's got to be a flaw in the system," he said Tuesday before the Mariners ...

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