Alvaro Bacil suspended 50 games

Updated: September 3, 2010, 4:40 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Philadelphia Phillies minor league pitcher Alvaro Bacil has been suspended 50 games after a positive drug test.

The right-handed Bacil was suspended Friday after testing positive for a metabolite of Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance that violates the minor league drug program.

Bacil went 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA in 11 appearances for the Phillies' Dominican summer league team. His suspension will begin at the start of next season.

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