Phillies’ Ruiz banned 25 games for amphetamine use (Reuters)

By at 27 November, 2012, 5:32 pm

(Reuters) - Philadelphia Phillies All-Star catcher Carlos Ruiz was suspended 25 games after testing positive for an amphetamine, Major League Baseball (MLB) said on Tuesday. The suspension of Ruiz, who set career-highs in batting average (.325), runs batted in (68) and home runs (16) last season, is effective at the start of the 2013 regular season. Ruiz, the seventh major league player to be suspended in 2012 for using performance enhancing drugs, will be eligible to participate in spring training, including exhibition games, MLB said in a statement. ...
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