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Pirates suspend Keone Kela two games for contract violation

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 12: Keone Kela #35 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

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On Monday, the Pirates announced the club suspended reliever Keone Kela two games for an unspecified contract violation. Kela will begin serving the suspension tonight.

Kela, 26, went on the injured list in early May with a right shoulder injury. He was on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis for the last week and a half. Prior to the injury, Kela posted a 4.63 ERA with an 11/4 K/BB ratio in 11 2/3 innings.

After sitting out Monday and Tuesday, Kela can rejoin the Pirates on Wednesday in the middle of their four-game home series against the Cardinals.

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