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Padres' Cameron Maybin suspended 25 games for amphetamine use

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Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended for 25 games for violating MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the league announced Wednesday

Maybin tested positive for an amphetamine, according to the league. He will begin serving his suspension immediately. 

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Padres called up Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A earlier Wednesday because they knew Maybin's suspension would be announced later in the day.

Maybin was batting .247 this season as San Diego's starting centerfielder. Francouer hit .297 for Triple-A El Paso this season. 

The Padres roster is in a state of flux, with San Diego having recently traded Huston Street and Chase Headley

More: Yankees take gamble in grabbing Chase Headley from Padres​

- Dan Gartland

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