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Former major leaguer, Red Sox prospect draw 50-game bans

Jun 22, 2012, 5:54 PM EDT

Luis Atilano AP

It’s late Friday afternoon, so of course it’s time to announce some drug suspensions.

Luis Atilano was one of two today. The former Washington Nationals pitcher got his 50-game ban for a second violation of the drug of abuse policy. Atilano, 27, is currently in the Reds system with Double-A Pensacola. He started 16 games for the Nationals in 2010, going 6-7 with a 5.15 ERA.

Red Sox prospect Marco Duarte received his 50-game suspension after testing positve for amphetamines. The 25-year-old right-hander was acquired from the Astros in a Rule 5 draft trade over the winter. Before that, he was pitching in Mexico. He had a 2.12 ERA in 34 innings of relief between Single-A Salem and Double-A Portland this season.

  1. rasal68 - Jun 22, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    At least Clemens is innocent…

  2. drewzducks - Jun 22, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    In a related story Clemens was seen taking Friday nights Sox game in the Monstah seats. Coincidence ? I think NOT !

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