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Fernando Abad receives 80-game suspension after testing positive for Stanozolol

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CLEARWATER, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Fernando Abad #54 of the Philadelphia Phillies poses for a portrait on February 20, 2018 at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Getty Images’s Rhett Bollinger reports that reliever Fernando Abad has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug Stanozolol.

Abad, 32, signed a minor league deal with the Phillies in February, was released in mid-March. He reportedly signed a minor league pact with the Mets a few days afterward, but the deal never finalized, so has been a free agent ever since.

Abad spent last season with the Red Sox, compiling a 3.30 ERA with a 37/14 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings.

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