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Phillies catcher Ruiz suspended for positive amphetamine test

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One of my absolute favorite guys I ever covered in the minor leagues. I wasn’t happy to see this one, but here’s the announcement from Major League Baseball.

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has received a 25-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension of Ruiz is effective at the start of the 2013 regular season. He will be eligible to participate in Spring Training, including in Spring Training games.