Outfielder Marlon Byrd suspended 50 games for positive drug test

Tuesday June 26th, 2012

Outfielder Marlon Byrd, a free agent after being released by the Boston Red Sox on June 12, has been suspended 50 games after a positive drug test.

ESPN's T.J. Quinn reports on Twitter that Byrd's positive test came for a drug used to deal with the side effects of steroids, not a performance-enhancing drug itself.

[tweet https://twitter.com/MLB_PR/status/217347213779668995]

[tweet https://twitter.com/TJQuinnESPN/status/217348903387926528]

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