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Philadelphia Phillies Catcher Carlos Ruiz Suspended 25 Games For Failing Drug Test

By 11.27.12

Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been suspended for the first 25 games of next season following a positive test for an amphetamine.

“I am sincerely regretful for my mistake in taking a prohibited stimulant,” Ruiz said in a release. “I apologize to my teammates, the Phillies organization, and the Philadelphia fans. I will serve the imposed 25-game suspension to begin the season and I look forward to returning to the field and working toward bringing a championship back to Philadelphia in 2013.”

Ruiz's suspension was announced Tuesday by Major League Baseball.

The 33-year-old fan favorite made his first All-Star Game last year. He probably feels like this right about now:


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