On April 11, 2006 — Minor league pitchers Waner Mateo (Mets), Ryan Rafferty (Royals), Ramón Ramirez and Justin Mallett (Reds), are suspended 50 games each by the Commissioner’s office for violating baseball’s minor league drug program, the first penalties since the sport toughened its rules during the offseason.

 


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Baseball Reference April 11

SABR Games Project

National Pastime April 11

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Retro Sheet