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Joel Pineiro suspended 50 games

Updated: June 30, 2014, 11:52 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Former big league pitcher Joel Pineiro has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for a banned stimulant in violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program, the commissioner's office announced Monday.

Pineiro tested positive for the stimulant heptaminol, according to an announcement by Major League Baseball.

Pineiro apologized Monday night in a statement released through his attorney, Jon Fetterolf, of Zuckerman Spaeder.

"I have never taken ...

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