Brewers' Lambertus banned 50 games

Updated: April 30, 2009, 8:52 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Milwaukee Brewers minor league pitcher Pedro Lambertus has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

The commissioner's office says Lambertus tested positive for metabolites of Boldenone, a steroid.

Lambertus plays for Class A Wisconsin of the Midwest League. The 20-year-old from the Dominican Republic is 0-1 with one save and a 4.91 ERA in three relief appearances this season.

The commissioner's office announced the suspension on Thursday.

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