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lawton positive for steroids

deadspin has it from multiple sources that pirate/cub/yankee outfielder matt lawton tested positive for steroids late in the year. one piece of circumstantial evidence to support that notion, courtesy the roto authority: the yankees left lawton off their postseason roster in favor of less productive players like womack and crosby.

lawton is a free agent and might have been a fit here at the right price. . . . .

Update [2005-11-2 17:25:36 by lboros]:newsday has confirmed the lawton report; official announcement from mlb expected shortly. but deadspin still has questions --- viz. who knew what when.