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Orioles’ Patton suspended


Baltimore Orioles’ reliever Troy Patton has been suspended for the first 25 games of the 2014 regular season after testing positive for an amphetamine. This is a banned substance under MLB’s substance abuse program, however that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a performance enhancing drug. Patton is currently on the team’s 25-man roster, so we know that the Orioles will then have to make at least one roster move in the first month of the season (when Patton’s suspension is over). This news comes of course as the Orioles try to figure out what they’re going to do with their closer situation given the fact that the Grant Balfour deal appears to have hit a medical snag. More as we hear it.

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