Braves lefty Andrew McKirahan suspended 80 games for PEDs


Ken Rosenthal of Fox sports reports that the Braves lefty Andrew McKirahan has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. It’s not yet known what the substance was.

The Braves claimed McKirahan off waivers on April 1 from the Marlins. He’s pitched in three games, allowing two runs in four and a third innings.

The most significant thing about this, though? That it was reported via a confidential source rather than issued in a league press release. But hey, I guess since the Angels decided that the Joint Drug Agreement’s confidentiality requirements weren’t important, and since Major League Baseball decided that their breach wasn’t even worth investigating, let alone punishing, other teams have zero incentive to keep confidential about drug discipline themselves.