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Tigers' Neifi Perez suspended for 25 games

July 6, 2007 at 11:29 AM

NEW YORK, July 6 (UPI) -- Detroit Tigers infielder Neifi Perez was suspended for 25 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for a banned stimulant.

The suspension is effective immediately, the office of the commissioner announced Friday.

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Perez, 34, was hitting .172 with one home run and six runs batted in after playing in 33 games for Detroit this year. The 11-year veteran has played for five major league teams and owns a career batting average of .267 over 1,403 games.

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