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Braves minor leaguer Orrin Sears suspended 50 games after testing positive for PEDs

Feb 14, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

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Braves minor league catcher Orrin Sears has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for metabolites of Methandienone, reports David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His suspension will start at the beginning of the 2014 minor league season.

The Braves selected Sears in the 24th round of last year’s draft. The 22-year-old hit .247 in 89 plate appearances in the Gulf Coast League.

  1. historiophiliac - Feb 14, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    What? No one has fussed at Bill yet about the picture? You guys are getting soft.

  2. sfbookreviews - Feb 15, 2014 at 1:22 AM

    Thank the gods Craig didn’t write this. I can do without the snarky “good thing he tested positive instead of a non-analytical violation or he’d be banned till the End of Days (plus the playoffs) instead of 50 games” for a change.

  3. righthandofjustice - Feb 15, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    Isn’t it interesting the only players who tested positive for PED since the beginning of 2013 were minor leaguers?

    • notsofast10 - Feb 15, 2014 at 2:55 PM

      That is all thanks to Bud Selig’s outstanding drug testing policy! He has really saved the game of Baseball, all hail Bud.

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