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Marlon Byrd hit with 50-game suspension

June 25, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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NEW YORK, June 25 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball suspended free-agent outfielder Marlon Byrd for 50 games Monday after he tested positive for Tamoxifen, a performance- enhancing drug.

Byrd played for the Chicago Cubs and Boston this season. He hit .210 with nine RBI and one home run in 47 games with the two clubs.

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He will be placed on the restricted list while on suspension, which began immediately.

Byrd, 34, previously played for Philadelphia, Washington and Texas. He was a 2010 all-star and has a .278 career batting average with 445 RBI and 82 homers.

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