Matthew Suschak suspended 50 games

Updated: June 15, 2011, 7:07 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A minor league pitcher in the Atlanta Braves organization has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for an amphetamine.

Matthew Suschak of Class A Rome was penalized Wednesday for the drug violation. The commissioner's office announced the ban.

The 22-year-old right-hander is 2-0 with a 6.75 ERA in 12 relief appearances. This is his second pro season.

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