Low-level Braves minor league catcher Orrin Sears was suspended 50 games after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Sears hit .247 with just one home run, seven walks and 22 strikeouts in 81 at-bats last season for the Braves’ Gulf Coast rookie-league affiliate. The 22-year-old Arizona native tested positive for metabolites of Methandienone, a substance in violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. Sears will serve the suspension without pay at the start of the 2014 season.
Braves minor leaguer suspended for PEDs
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Feb 15