Phillies IF Freddy Galvis suspended 50 games for positive test

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Wednesday June 20th, 2012

Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis was suspended 50 games by MLB for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for a metabolite of Clostebol, the MLB Commissioner's Office announced today. Clostebol is classified as a anabolic steriod. MLB said that Galvis is in direct violation of the league's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Galvis' suspension is effective immediately. Galvis, a 22-year-old switch hitter, has played in 58 games this season, hitting .226 with three home runs and 24 RBI.

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