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Dan Serafini | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (40) / 1/25/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Dan Serafini's 50-game suspension handed down Tuesday was due to the use of a performance-enhancing substance.
The initial report made it sound as though Serafini had tested positive for marijuana or another drug, but that wasn't the case. "While playing baseball in Japan, I suffered two significant injuries that limited my playing time to seven games in 2006 and nine games in 2007," Serafini said in a written statement. "While trying to accelerate the healing process of these injuries, I took substances that were prescribed for me by a doctor in Japan." He said he had not used the substances since signing with the Rockies in July. "Although I understand that I must accept the terms of the suspension, I want to make it known that I did not use any banned substances in order to gain a competitive advantage," Serafini added. "While I regret the circumstances that led to this, I have learned that a major leaguer should only rely on medical care provided by US-based doctors." Tue, Nov 27, 2007 08:48:00 PM

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MLB suspended LHP Dan Serafini 50 games for violating the league's drug prevention and treatment program.

It's not a PED suspension. Serafini, 33, spent September with the Rockies, his first major league action since 2003. The veteran left-hander was likely to land a minor league contract with another team this winter.
Tue, Nov 27, 2007 02:53:00 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of LHP Dan Serafini from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The 33-year-old Serafini is back in the majors for the first time since 2003. He gave up eight runs in 20 2/3 innings after joining Colorado Springs.
Tue, Sep 4, 2007 01:45:00 PM

Reds sent LHP Dan Serafini outright to Triple-A Louisville.

Serafini, who had a 5.40 ERA in four starts and two relief appearances after being signed out of the Mexican League, rejected the assignment and became a free agent.
Wed, Oct 8, 2003 05:12:00 PM

Dan Serafini has been moved to the bullpen with the return of Aaron Harang.

The Reds can use the extra arm in the pen but Serafini has no value in the role.
Mon, Sep 15, 2003 01:18:00 PM

Dan Serafini allowed two runs on eight hits and struck out a career-high seven batters in five innings Thursday.

Serafini had allowed 11 earned runs in his previous two starts. This game should ensure he stays in the rotation the rest of the month.
Fri, Sep 12, 2003 08:13:00 AM

Dan Serafini was torched by the Cardinals for 10 runs -- five earned -- in 2 1/3 innings today.

Serafini has a 7.24 ERA since joining the Reds last month. He'll probably stay in the rotation, as the team doesn't seem to want to call up any of its younger pitchers.
Sat, Sep 6, 2003 08:02:00 PM

Dan Serafini gave up four runs in five innings tonight to lose to the Brewers in his Reds debut.

It's uncertain whether Sarafini will get another start. The Reds could call up Josh Hall to replace him.
Tue, Aug 26, 2003 10:19:00 PM

Reds purchased the contract of LHP Dan Serafini from Triple-A Louisville.

Serafini will start against the Brewers tonight.
Tue, Aug 26, 2003 04:24:00 PM

Reds signed LHP Dan Serafini to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Louisville.

The Reds plan to purchase Serafini's contract and have him start tomorrow against the Brewers. The veteran southpaw was very effective while pitching in Mexico, posting a 1.59 ERA in 15 starts and one relief appearance, but he's not a good bet in fantasy leagues.
Mon, Aug 25, 2003 08:06:00 PM

Cardinals released LHP Dan Serafini from Triple-A Memphis.

Serafini was 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in three appearances for Memphis.
Tue, Apr 22, 2003 04:56:00 PM

Cardinals reassigned LHP Dan Serafini, INF Ivanon Coffie and OF Jon Nunnally to minor league camp.

Serafini had allowed two runs over 1 1/3 innings in two appearances. Unfortunately for him, the Cardinals' left-handed relievers have been quite a but more impressive than their right-handers this spring.
Mon, Mar 10, 2003 08:47:00 PM

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