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Pirates suspend reliever Keone Kela 2 games

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates have suspended reliever Keone Kela two games for an unspecified violation of his contract.

The team made the announcement on Monday shortly before opening a four-game series with St. Louis. The suspension came after the team activated Kela from the 60-day injured list. Kela went on the injured list on May 6 with right shoulder discomfort. He completed a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis over the weekend, allowing five runs in 3 1/3 innings across four appearances with the Indians.

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said over the weekend the team anticipated getting Kela - acquired in a deal with the Texas Rangers at last year's trade deadline - back in the bullpen on Monday. Hurdle, however, demurred on Monday when asked about Kela's availability, saying only that the team was still in the process of evaluating Kela's status.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Bell.289
HR: J. Bell27
RBI: J. Bell85
SB: S. Marte13
W: J. Musgrove7
ERA: J. Musgrove4.08
Saves: F. Vázquez21
K: C. Archer106
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 5445.545-
Milwaukee 5348.5252
St. Louis 5147.5202.5
Pittsburgh 4652.4697.5
Cincinnati 4453.4549
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .268 (4)
Runs: 457 (19)
Hits: 923 (5)
Home Runs: 103 (27)
Stolen Bases: 36 (23)
OBP: .324 (16)
SLG: .429 (18)
Total Bases: 1475 (17)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.92 (23)
Runs Allowed: 513 (22)
Saves: 23 (20)
Strikeouts: 868 (15)
OpBA: .262 (21)
OBP: .339 (24)
SLG: .454 (22)
Run Support: 4.71 (18)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/17 E. González Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
7/15 G. Polanco Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
7/13 K. Kela Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
7/12 E. González Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
7/8 T. Williams Reinstated from Paternity Leave List
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/6 S. Brault Strained left shoulder (on 10-day IL)
6/19 G. Polanco Left shoulder inflammation (on 10-day IL)
6/9 J. Lyles Left hamstring tightness (10-day IL)
6/8 R. Davis Blister, right middle finger (on 10-day IL)
5/26 F. Cervelli Concussion (on 10-day IL)
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