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Romero suspended; no appeals planned

Updated: January 6, 2009, 2:55 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Phillies reliever J.C. Romero was officially suspended Tuesday for the first 50 games of next season after testing positive for a banned substance.

The suspension was announced by Major League Baseball. It was first reported by ESPN's Peter Gammons on Monday.

The suspension will cost Romero $1.25 million in salary, Gammons reported.

A source familiar with the hearings told ESPN's T.J. Quinn that Romero tested positive after taking 6-oxo, a diet supplement created ...

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