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MLB suspends Nationals minor leaguer 50 games

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Major League Baseball suspended Nationals minor league catcher Michael Albaladejo 50 games Friday after testing positive for a banned substance, .

Albaladejo, with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Nationals, tested positive for Methylhexaneamine. Initially trademarked for use as a nasal decongestant, the drug is banned by Major League Baseball and the World Anti-Doping Association, among others, as a stimulant.

Albaladejo signed with the Nationals last month after going undrafted in June as a senior from Florida Atlantic University. In 17 games for the Gulf Coast League Nationals, he was 11-for-47.

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