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Cameron suspended for banned stimulant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – San Diego Padres centre fielder Mike Cameron was suspended for 25 games on Wednesday after testing positive for a banned stimulant for a second time.

Cameron, who batted .242 with 21 homers and 78 RBI last season, is currently eligible to file for free agency and will serve his suspension at the start of the 2008 season.

Cameron has hit 20 or more home runs in six of his 13 seasons in stints with the Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners and the New York Mets.

The 34-year-old centre fielder has appeared in 1,560 games and has a career batting average of .251 with 216 home runs.