In stunning news, Major League Baseball released an 80-game athletics Frankie Montas to improve drug use, John Hayman from the Web . Montas has shown a positive result for the banned substance Ostarine, according to Sam Dickstra from MLB.com .
"The A & Cs were disappointed after learning about stopping," the team said in a statement. "We fully support the MLB Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and we will welcome Frankie once the discipline has been awarded."
Montays issued a statement (via MLBPA Communications Partly, While I never intended to take a forbidden substance, unfortunately and unknowingly, I swallow a contaminated supplement I had bought without a prescription in a grocery store here in the United States. " 26-year-old added that accepting the responsibility for the ban and hoping to contribute later in the season.
Montas, who earns $ 560K this year, will not be paid during his suspension. More importantly for Oakland, however, is that he will not have the right to participate in the post-season if the team gets a bed. At 40-36, A is just one game from the second place on AL's wildcard.
The A are in competition this season, thanks to a small part of Montas, who presented himself as an ace in 2019 before this shocking development. In what will fall as his last start for at least a few months, the right-hander throws eight innings on a start, a ninety stroke in a beat over the rays on Thursday. This was the fourth qualifying start for Montas, owner of 2.70 ERA / 2.86 FIP with 9.7 K / 9, 2.1 BB / 9 and 50.8% of basketball in 90 innings this season.
by the deadline for trade on July 31, Athletics will be able to get start-up aid. It's hard to believe, however, that everyone they've got would have a similar impact to Montaz, who is at the top of the biggest start-up statistics this year. The club has important back-up reinforcements that work back – including Sean Manaea and Jesus Luzardo – who want to make life easier for Athletics after returning. However, in any way you see it, the loss of Montas is a devastating shot to A. This could have had a significant effect on the AL playoff competition as a result.
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