Brewers Double-A lefthander Alan Williams ran afoul of the minor league drug program and received a 50-game suspension without pay. He earned his penalty following a second positive test for a banned substance classified as a drug of abuse.
The 23-year-old Williams made 13 appearances for Huntsville this season, including three starts, and went 0-2, 3.00 with 32 strikeouts, 11 walks and 26 hits allowed in 30 innings.
Drafted twice by the Marlins in 2008 and ’09, Williams elected not to sign either time. He went undrafted out of Meridian (Miss.) CC in 2010, then latched on with Washington of the independent Frontier League in 2011 before Milwaukee signed him that June.