Former Red Sox reliever Dustin Richardson was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances. Richardson tested positive for an amphetamine, Letrozole and metabolite, Methandienone metabolite, Methenelone and metabolite and Trenbolone and metabolite.
Richardson, a fifth-round pick by the Sox out of Texas Tech in 2006, appeared in 26 games for Boston in 2010, working 13 innings as left-handed reliever. He was traded to Florida after the season for Andrew Miller. He pitched for the Triple-A affiliates of the Marlins and Braves last season.
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