• Class A Kingsport pitcher Christian Montgomery has received a 50-game suspension for a second violation of Minor League Baseball's Drug Prevention and Treatment program. Montgomery tested positive for a "drug of abuse," according to an MLB press release, not a performance-enhancing substance.
• Right-hander Rafael Montero's hot start at Double-A Binghamton has the Mets wondering if he could make the leap directly from Double-A to the Majors, as a small-but-significant percentage of top prospects do. "I could see Montero making that jump," manager Terry Collins said of the right-hander, who is 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA, 27 strikeouts and one walk in 22 2/3 innings for Binghamton.
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