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Baseball notes: Phillies pitcher Daniel Stumpf suspended for 80 games

Phillies pitcher Daniel Stumpf (53) walks off of the field after being replaced in the fourth inning of a game against the Reds.
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Phillies reliever Daniel Stumpf was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance.

The rookie left-hander tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, an anabolic steroid used to increase speed and strength.

A 25-year-old left-hander, Stumpf made his major league debut April 7 and has a 40.50 earned-run average in three appearances, giving up three runs in two-thirds of an inning.

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The Colorado Rockies put outfielder Charlie Blackmon on the 15-day disabled list with turf toe on his left foot. The Rockies recalled catcher Dustin Garneau from triple-A Albuquerque to fill Blackmon’s roster spot. Blackmon was hurt diving back into second base in the eighth inning of Colorado’s 10-6 win over San Francisco on Wednesday.

David Murphy and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a minor league contract, and the 34-year-old outfielder will report to triple-A Rochester with the possibility of being promoted soon. Murphy hit .285 in 48 games for the Angels last season.

After undergoing treatment for oral cancer, former All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling has recorded a public service announcement on the dangers of smokeless tobacco.


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