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Lawton failed test after taking veterinary steroid

Updated: December 22, 2005, 11:13 PM ET
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Matt Lawton admitted that he took the veterinary steroid boldenone last season, just before he was suspended for 10 days for violating Major League Baseball's steroids policy.

Matt Lawton

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2005 SEASON STATISTICS

GM HR RBI R OBP AVG

141 13 53 67 .356 .254

Lawton told Sports Weekly's Bob Nightengale that he was playing poorly and was hurting, so he turned to steroids.

"I wasn't playing ...

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