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May 14, 2012 11:29 PM by Jordan Mason

MLB, union rescind Alfonzo's 100-game drug ban

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball and the players' union have agreed to drop the 100-game suspension imposed on Colorado Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo for a positive drug test because of the same procedural issues that came up in the Ryan Braun case.

Alfonzo missed 48 games - the final 15 of last season and the first 33 of this year.

MLB said "Alfonzo's grievance challenging his suspension raised issues that were nearly identical to those resolved in the arbitration involving Ryan Braun. It is not anticipated that any other future cases will be impacted by the circumstances raised in the grievances of these two players."

Colorado designated Alfonzo for assignment on May 7 and sent him outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs in the Pacific Coast League two days later.

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