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Montana DuRapau Suspended 50 Games

Montana DuRapau received a 50-game suspension on Friday. Photo Credit: David Hague
Montana DuRapau Suspended 50 Games
John Dreker

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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