According to Adam Berry from MLB.com, right-handed pitcher Montana DuRapau has been suspended 50 games due to his second positive test for a drug of abuse. As we mentioned here last week, DuRapau was given an invitation to Major League Spring Training this year. No word on whether he will still be an invite, but the suspension wouldn't affect his spring status. It would begin on Opening Day of the minor league season and carry through until May 30th (or longer if any games are postponed before that point).

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DuRapau finished the 2017 season in Indianapolis, where he had 3.24 ERA in 15 appearances, with 23 strikeouts and an 0.78 WHIP in 16.2 innings. The 25-year-old reliever was a 32nd round draft pick in 2014. He worked his way u...

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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.