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Mitchell Tolman Receives 50 Game Suspension

Mitch Tolman was suspended by MLB on Saturday. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Mitchell Tolman Receives 50 Game Suspension
John Dreker

Major League Baseball announced today that second baseman Mitchell Tolman has been suspended 50 games for his second positive test for a drug of abuse. He's the third Pittsburgh Pirate suspended in the last few weeks, with right-handed pitcher Montana DuRapau receiving a 50-game suspension and left-handed pitcher Nik Turley receiving an 80-game suspension. Turley received a longer suspension due to being on the 40-man roster and failing for a PED. His suspension starts on Opening Day for the Pirates. Tolman and DuRapau start on Opening Day for the minor league season.

Tolman spent most of the 2017 season with Bradenton, where he posted a .756 OPS in 115 games. He joined Altoona late in the season for three games and then started for them in the playoffs. That was followed by a trip to t...

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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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