Found April 27, 2012 on Reading Between The Seams:
The game has come a long way in its fight against performance-enhancing drugs. In that quest, the commissioner’s office recently released a report detailing the suspension of Chicago White Sox righthander Andre Rienzo and Cleveland Indians lefthander Harold Guerrero who both tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. Baseball America tweeted the news: Prospects Blog: MLB

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Perfect-Game Humber Near-Perfect Bet To Fail In Next Start

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Robin Ventura Walking Fine Line Between Player, Manager in First Season With White Sox (Video)

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Lester leads Red Sox to 1-0 win over Peavy & White Sox

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