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Marlon Byrd suspended 50 games for using PED

Former Red Sox outfielder Marlon Byrd was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball Monday for testing positive for Tamoxifen, a performance-enhancing drug.

Byrd defended himself in a statement released by the Players’ Association, claiming the positive test was caused by a medication he began taking during the winter that was needed for symptoms related to a surgery “private and unrelated to baseball’’ several years ago.

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