Ciuffo was assigned to High-A Charlotte coming off his 50-game suspension and played only two games for the Stone Crabs. The 23-year-old had a .245/.319/.385 slash line with 95 strikeouts in 371 at-bats in 2017 at the Double-A level.
Ciuffo has been assigned to High-A Charlotte following his return from a 50-game suspension, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Ciuffo put together a .245/.319/.385 batting line with seven homers and 42 RBI through 102 games at Double-A Montgomery in 2017. He'll look to settle in at the plate quickly and after missing the first few months of the season.
Ciuffo (suspension, head) was optioned to minor-league camp Friday, Maureen Mullen of MLB.com reports.
The 22-year-old backstop would have been unable to participate in any more spring training games with the big-league club due to the limitations of his suspension, so the move wasn't unexpected in the least. Ciuffo could eventually suit up for Double-A Montgomery for a second consecutive season when he finishes serving his 50-game ban of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Ciuffo (suspension, head) won't be able to play in any more official spring training games after Major League Baseball clarified a policy regarding the eligibility of suspended players, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The 22-year-old is still in the process of recovering from the head injury he sustained off a backswing in last Thursday's exhibition against the Orioles, but even when he gains clearance, he won't be able to play in any official spring training contests. MLB clarified that only players facing suspensions of 40 games or fewer can suit up for spring training games in which admission is charged. Ciuffo's 50-game ban for a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program thus bars him from participation.
Ciuffo (suspension, head) is on track to be a designated hitter in a simulated game Tuesday, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
Ciuffo, who will be suspended the first 50 games of the season for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, was carted off the field Thursday after a backswing caught him in the head. The official diagnosis was simply a laceration on his head, so it appears he only needs a few days off to rest before getting back at it.
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