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Pedro Lopez suspended for use of performance enhancers

Nationals minor league shortstop Pedro Lopez and three other minor leaguers each received 50-game suspensions for use of banned performance enhancing substances, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today.

Lopez, who tested positive for Formestane, is currently with Class AAA Syracuse and was batting .216 with one homer and 11 RBI in 58 games.

The other players suspended were Pittsburgh pitcher Jose Acosta, Detroit first baseman Cesar Nicolas and free agent Jorge Castillo. The suspensions of Lopez, Acosta and Nicolas are effective immediately. Castillo's suspension will begin upon his signing with a big league organization.

By Gene Wang  |  July 27, 2010; 5:23 PM ET
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"MLB Trade Rumors: Edwin Jackson-Adam Dunn Three Team Proposal." NOOOOOO!!!

If they trade him they'd better get something better than Jackson.

Posted by: twinbrook | July 27, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Wow - bad advert for Formestane

Posted by: Kev29 | July 27, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

True, but also sad in the way that so many of these kids still try to get 'an edge' by trying to cheat the system with either steroids, or Ritalanic acid derivitaves.

Posted by: BinM | July 27, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

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