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Written by Maury Brown   
Friday, 07 September 2007 12:23

AstrosThe Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Houston Astros Minor League player Carlos Lazu has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension will be effective at the start of the 2008 season.

This season, Lazu played for Greeneville of the Rookie Appalachian League.

Lazu represents the 23rd minor league player to be suspended under the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program in 2007. When adding in MLB drug violations, the total for the entire year comes to 26.

Compared to last year at this time, there were 22 minor league violations and 2 major league violations for a total of 24.

To view historical information on drug violations within MLB, and Minor League baseball, check The Biz of Baseball's Drug Violations page

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