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NPB announced Friday it has finalized Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles infielder Japhet Amador’s six month doping suspension after investigating the issue following his appeal.

Amador, who denied knowingly taking any banned substances, offered his explanation on Sept. 4. But NPB decided to go forward with the ban handed down on Aug. 9 for testing positive for two drugs, chlorthalidone and furosemide.

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