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Lawton becomes 12th suspended for steroids

Updated: November 2, 2005, 6:16 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Former All-Star outfielder Matt Lawton was suspended Wednesday for a positive steroids test, becoming the 12th player penalized for violating Major League Baseball's policy.

Lawton, acquired by the Yankees from the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 27 and then left off New York's postseason roster, became a free agent last Thursday. He would serve a 10-day suspension at the start of next season.

"I made a terrible and foolish mistake that I will regret for the rest of ...

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