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Dustin Pedroia OK with hiking PED penalties

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox players will hold their annual meeting with representatives of the Major League Baseball Players Association on Monday morning. If previous meetings at other camps are an indication, the topic of performance-enhancing drugs will be discussed at length.

Over the weekend, commissioner Bud Selig called for tougher penalties for drug cheats, saying a 50-game suspension for first-time offenders may not be enough of a deterrent.

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