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Cubs minor leaguer suspended after testing positive for banned substance

8/1/2008 - Chicago Cubs

NEW YORK -- Chicago Cubs minor league pitcher Francory Pineda was suspended 50 games Thursday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

The 19-year-old righty pitched nine games in the rookie Dominican Summer League.

The commissioner's office said Pineda tested positive for Stanozolol. The suspension took effect immediately.