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White Sox Welington Castillo Suspended 80-Games for PEDs

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Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castro has been handed an 80-game suspension following a failed PED test, according to an official league announcement.

Per the announcement, Castillo, 31, was suspended after testing positive for the banned performance-enhancer Erythopoieton

Castillo signed a two-year, $15M deal with the White Sox during the offseason and will now have to forfeit almost half of his $7.25M salary for 2018, due to the suspension.

Castillo was hitting a solid hitting .270/.314/.477 with 6 homeruns this season for the struggling White Sox.

 

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Yankees Activating Aaron Judge Friday

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The New York Yankees are activating slugger Aaron Judge from the injured list on Friday, according to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch.

Judge is coming off a rehab stint in Triple A, where he played all week as he prepare for his official return to the Yankees following a left oblique strain that has kept him out of action since April 21st.

With Judge returning, the Yankees have some tough decisions to make, as it hangs a cloud of uncertainty over the status of outfielder Cameron Maybin.

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Rays Place Yandy Diaz On 10-Day IL

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The Tampa Bay Rays have placed third baseman Yandy Diaz on the 10-day injured list, according to MLB.com’s Juan Toribio.

In a corresponding move, the Rays called up infielder Daniel Robertson to take Diaz’s spot on the roster.

Diaz has been dealing with hamstring tightness lately and will now hope to rehab for a quick return to the active roster.

Diaz has posted a slash line of .286/.363/.502 hitting and 11 home runs thus far this season.

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Astros Activate Jose Altuve

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The Houston Astros have activated second baseman Jose Altuve from the injured list and he is now active on the roster.

In a corresponding move, the Astros optioned lefty Cionel Perez to create the roster spot needed for the addition of Altuve.

Altuve, who last played back on May 10th, hit the injured list with a left hamstring strain.

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