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Nefi Perez Gets Suspended For 25 Games

MLB issued a statement Friday morning announcing that Detroit Tigers infielder Nefi Perez has been suspended for 25 games, due to taking a banned substance. The substance is some sort of amphetamine, Perez is the first MLB player to be suspended for use of amphetamines. MLB policy is that a first positive test results in no penalties being imposed, so logically one would conclude that this must be at least the second time the Detroit backup player has tested positive for the stimulant. Amphetamines, also known as "Greenies" had been an accepted part of MLB culture for decades, before the ban went into effect last year. Perez will be out until August 4, and will lose over $400 thousand in salary.
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