NEW YORK (AP) -- Phillies reliever J.C. Romero and Yankees minor
league pitcher Sergio Mitre have been suspended for the first 50
games of next season after testing positive for a banned substance.
The suspensions were announced Tuesday by Major League Baseball.
Romero earned two wins in Philadelphia's World Series victory
over Tampa Bay last season. He told ESPN.com he thinks the
supplement he took during the season was legal because he bought it
over the counter at a nutrition store in the United States. An
arbitrator decided against Romero in November.
Mitre is with the Yankees' Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Triple A team.
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