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06/11/09 7:38 PM ET

Ozuna suspended 50 games for drug violation

Second on Phillies to receive sanctions this season

NEW YORK -- The Phillies have lost their second player to a 50-game suspension this season.

Pablo Ozuna, who plays second base for Triple-A Lehigh Valley, has been suspended 50 games for showing an "elevated testosterone/epitesterone ratio," according to a statement from Major League Baseball.

The elevated ratio is considered a performance-enhancing substance violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension begins immediately.

Left-hander J.C. Romero rejoined the team on June 3 after serving a 50-game suspension for violating the policy.

Ozuna has played 309 games in the Majors, for the Marlins (2000 and '02), Rockies ('03) and White Sox (2005-07). He signed a Minor League contract with the Phillies on Jan. 22, and has hit .294 with no home runs and 15 RBIs in 187 at-bats this season for the IronPigs.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.