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Braves minor leaguer Rafael Cruz suspended for drugs

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According to an AP report:

Atlanta Braves minor leaguer Rafael Cruz has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

Baseball announced on Tuesday that the right-handed reliever tested positive for traces of Stanozolol (stah-NO'-zo-lall), a manmade steroid.

Cruz was signed away from the Japanese league this off-season with the promise of a high-90's fastball. He was a teammate of Kenshin Kawakami the last two seasons on the Chunichi Dragons.