Billy Bullock banned 50 games
NEW YORK -- A minor league pitcher in the Atlanta Braves' organization has been suspended 50 games after a second violation of a drug of abuse.
Triple-A reliever Billy Bullock was penalized Friday by the commissioner's office.
The 24-year-old right-hander is 11-11 with 50 saves and a 4.33 ERA in four minor league seasons. Bullock split the past two years between Triple-A and Double-A, and has averaged more than a strikeout per inning during his career.
There have been 105 suspensions this year under the minor league drug problem and eight under the major league program.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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