A’s Right-hander Frankie Montas Suspended 80 Games for PED Violation

[CSNBY] A's right-hander Frankie Montas suspended 80 games for PED violation
Josh Schrock

The Athletics got some bad news Friday.

Major League Baseball announced that right-hander Frankie Montas has been suspsended80 games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. 

Montas was in the midst of breakout season for the A's. The 26-year-old was 9-2 with a 2.70 ERA in 15 starts. 

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The A's have been playing better baseball of late, but they now need to find a way forward without their best pitcher. 

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