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MLB notebook: Padres' Maybin suspended 25 games

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 7:15 p.m.
 

Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was suspended 25 games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday for testing positive for an amphetamine.

Maybin said in a statement distributed through the Major League Baseball Players Association the failed test was the result of a change in the medication he was using to treat Attention Deficit Disorder.

Under the drug agreement between MLB and its players' union, 25 games is the penalty for a second positive amphetamine test. A first positive results in six unannounced follow-up tests over the next year.

Rangers trade Soria to Tigers

The Rangers traded reliever Joakim Soria to the Tigers for right-handed pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.

Thompson (No. 3) and Knebel (No. 5) are two of the top five prospects in the Tigers organization. Thompson is at Double-A, and Knebel is in Triple-A.

Astros lose Springer

The Astros placed outfielder George Springer on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps and recalled utility man Marc Krauss from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Springer's stint on the DL is retroactive to Sunday.

Nats place Zimmerman on DL

A day after leaving Tuesday's game against the Rockies while running out a grounder, Ryan Zimmerman was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

To take his place on the roster, the Nationals recalled infielder Zach Walters from Triple-A Syracuse.

Yankees' INF Johnson hurt

Yankees infielder Kelly Johnson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin. Johnson was injured trying to beat out a 10th-inning grounder Tuesday.

New York selected the contract of right-hander Chris Leroux from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Red Sox rookie Holt finally sits

Versatile Red Sox rookie Brock Holt wasn't in the starting lineup for the first time since being recalled May 17, ending a streak of 59 straight games.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Holt will be in the lineup Thursday.

—Wire reports

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