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Jesus Montero Suspended: MLB Punishes Mariners Catcher In Biogenesis Case

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Jesus Montero #63 of the Seattle Mariners looks on against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on May 14, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Mariners 4-3. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) | Getty

Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero was one of 12 players to accept a 50-game suspension for violations of the Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the league announced on Monday.

"The Seattle Mariners are disappointed that Jesus Montero has violated the terms of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Our organization fully supports the Program and its efforts to eliminate performance-enhancing substances from our game," the Mariners said in a statement, via Larry Stone of the Seattle Times.

Among the other notable names to accept 50-game bans were Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz and Tigers' All-Star Jhonny Peralta.

New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez was suspended through the 2014 season but will appeal.

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