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Reliever Salas suspended 50 games for failed drug test

Updated: May 7, 2007, 5:48 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Tampa Bay relief pitcher Juan Salas was suspended for 50 games Monday after becoming the first player this year to flunk a drug test under Major League Baseball's testing program.

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Salas tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance, the commissioner's office said. His suspension will start Tuesday.

There were just three suspensions last year under the major league program: New York Mets pitcher Yusaku Iriki, former Arizona pitcher ...

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