Posted November 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz was suspended Tuesday for the first 25 games of next season after a positive test for an amphetamine. The 33-year-old was an All-Star for the first time this year when he hit .325 with 16 homers and 68 RBIs. According to a Philadelphia Inquirer report, Ruiz tested positive for Adderall, an amphetamine commonly used to control attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). His is the latest in a slew of Adderall-related suspensions in pro sports, including NFL players Richard Sherman of Seattle, Eric Wright of Tampa Bay and Jermaine Cunningham of New England. ''I am sincerely regretful for my mistake in taking a prohibited stimulant,'' Ruiz said in a statement issued by the Major League Baseball Players Association. ''I apologize to my teammates, the Phillies organization and the Philadelphia fans. I will serve the imposed 25-game suspension to begin the season and I look forward to returning to the field and work...
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