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Some high-profile players have been suspended for violating Major League Baseball's drug program in recent years. Besides Ryan Braun, a former National League Most Valuable Player, Manny Ramirez, a two-time World Series winner who has more than 500 career homers, Melky Cabrera, who was the MVP of the 2012 All-Star game and Bartolo Colon, who was selected to last week's All-Star game, have also been disciplined.

Players who have been suspended for violations of the Major League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program since it was established in 2005:

2013:

OF Ryan Braun, Milwaukee, July 22, season

2012:

P Steven Shell, Jan. 24, 50 games

OF, IF Daryle Ward, Jan. 25, 50 games

P Dustin Richardson, Jan. 25, 50 games

P Chaz Roe, Jan. 26, 50 games

OF Jason Pridie, March 9, 50 games

P Angel Guzman, April 20, 50 games

P Guillermo Mota, San Francisco, May 7, 100 games

INF Freddy Galvis, Philadelphia, June 19, 50 games

OF Marlon Byrd, free agent, June 25, 50 games

OF Melky Cabrera, San Francisco, Aug. 15, 50 games

P Bartolo Colon, Oakland, Aug. 22, 50 games

C Yasmani Grandal, San Diego, Nov. 7, 50 games

C Carlos Ruiz, Philadelphia, Nov. 27, 25 games

2011:

P Luis Vizcaino, June 29, 50 games

IF Mike Jacobs, Aug. 18, 50 games

IF Rhyne Hughes, Sept. 14, 50 games

C Eliezer Alfonzo, Colorado, Sept. 14, 100 games

DH-OF Manny Ramirez, Tampa Bay, Dec. 9, 50 games

P Ronald Belisario, LA Dodgers, Dec. 21, 25 games

2010:

OF Miguel Negron, Jan. 8, 50 games

P Edinson Volquez, Cincinnati, April 21, 50 games

P Adam Bostick, April 23, 50 games

C Ronny Paulino, Aug. 20, 50 games

2009:

P Sergio Mitre, N.Y. Yankees, Jan. 6, 50 games

P J.C. Romero, Philadelphia, Jan. 6, 50 games

P Kelvin Pichardo, San Francisco, March 23, 50 games

OF Manny Ramirez, L.A. Dodgers, May 7, 50 games

IF-OF Pablo Ozuna, June 11, 50 games

SS Travis Dawkins, Dec. 17, 50 games

2008:

C Eliezer Alfonzo, San Francisco, April 30, 50 games

C Humberto Cota, Colorado, May 28, 50 games

P Henry Owens, Florida, Nov. 11, 50 games

2007:

P Juan Salas, Tampa Bay, May 7, 50 games

INF Neifi Perez, Detroit, July 6, 25 games

INF Neifi Perez, Detroit, Aug. 3, 80 games

C Ryan Jorgensen, Cincinnati, Sept. 7, 50 games

OF Mike Cameron, free agent, Oct. 31, 25 games

P Dan Serafini, free agent, Nov. 27, 50 games

OF Jay Gibbons, Baltimore, Dec. 6, 15 days

OF Jose Guillen, Kansas City, Dec. 6, 15 days

2006:

P Yusaku Iriki, N.Y. Mets, April 28, 50 games

P Jason Grimsley, Arizona, June 12, 50 games

P Guillermo Mota, free agent, Nov. 1, 50 games

2005:

OF Alex Sanchez, Tampa Bay, April 3, 10 days

OF Jorge Piedra, OF, Colorado, April 11, 10 days

P Agustin Montero, Texas, April 20, 10 days

OF Jamal Strong, Seattle, April 26, 10 days

P Juan Rincon, Minnesota, May 2, 10 days

P Rafael Betancourt, Cleveland, July 8, 10 days

INF Rafael Palmeiro, Baltimore, Aug. 1, 10 days

P Ryan Franklin, Seattle, Aug. 2, 10 days

INF-OF Mike Morse, Seattle, Sept. 7, 10 days

P Carlos Almanzar, Texas, Oct. 4, 10 days

P Felix Heredia, P, N.Y. Mets, Oct. 18, 10 days

OF Matt Lawton, OF, free agent, Nov. 2, 10 days

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