Mets reliever Heredia suspended 10 games for steroids
|Suspensions for Testing Positive
For Banned Substance
|Nov. 2||Matt Lawton, OF||Yankees|
|Oct. 18||Felix Heredia, LHP||Mets|
|Oct. 4||Carlos Almanzar, RHP||Rangers|
|Sept. 7||Michael Morse, SS||Mariners|
|Aug. 2||Ryan Franklin, P||Mariners|
|Aug. 1||Rafael Palmiero, 1B||Orioles|
|July 8||Rafael Betancourt, P||Indians|
|May 2||Juan Rincon, P||Twins|
|April 26||Jamal Strong, OF||Mariners|
|April 20||Agustin Montero, P||Rangers|
|April 11||Jorge Piedra, OF||Rockies|
|April 4||Alex Sanchez, OF||Devil Rays|
Heredia became the 11th major league player suspended for steroids. The announcement came Tuesday.
Traded from the Yankees to the Mets during the offseason, Heredia appeared in only three games before going on the disabled list in April with a strained left thumb. Doctors then found an aneurysm in his left shoulder after he began having circulation problems and he missed the rest of the season following surgery.
Heredia is 28-19 with six saves in 511 career games, all but two in relief.
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
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