Two MWL pitchers suspended for drug violations

Clinton Hollon delivers a pitch for the Lansing Lugnuts during his Midwest League debut last August. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Clinton Hollon delivers a pitch for the Lansing Lugnuts during his Midwest League debut last August. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Two Midwest League pitchers — a reliever and a starter — were suspended for drug violations Tuesday.

Cedar Rapids Kernels RHP Logan Lombana was suspended 80 games after testing positive for the banned performance-enhancing substance Ibutamoren. The Minnesota Twins farmhand made seven relief appearances this season, posting a 3.38 ERA with 16 strikeouts and five walks in 16 innings.

Lansing Lugnuts RHP Clinton Hollon was suspended 50 games after testing positive a second time for a drug of abuse. The Toronto Blue Jays prospect was suspended for 50 games last August after testing positive for an amphetamine. He is listed on Lansing’s roster, but had not pitched yet this season because he was still in the process of serving his first suspension (which ended after Monday’s Lugnuts game).

Hollon made three starts for the Lugnuts last year, going 1-1 with a 4.05 ERA, five strikeouts and seven walks in 13.1 innings.

Burns makes MLB debut

Former Lugnuts infielder Andy Burns made his major-league debut for the Blue Jays on Monday, striking out as a pinch-hitter against San Francisco Giants reliever Hunter Strickland.

Burns played for the Lugnuts in 2012, batting .248 with 9 HR, 37 RBI and 15 SB in 78 games.

Then-Lansing Lugnuts infielder Andy Burns connects with a pitch during a game at Dow Diamond in 2012. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Then-Lansing Lugnuts infielder Andy Burns connects with a pitch during a game at Dow Diamond in 2012. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Outfield Apartments open in Lansing

The Outfield Apartments complex behind the outfield wall at Lansing’s Cooley Law School Stadium opened last week.

The $11 million apartment complex is three stories tall and includes 84 units, half of which face the baseball field. It is built on top of a one-story development that includes the stadium restaurant Good Hops and a banquet facility called The View.

You can read more about the development in this Lansing State Journal story.

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