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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