Braves’ Monk Gets 50-Game Suspension

The commissioner’™s office suspended Braves minor league second baseman Brandon Monk for 50 games for testing positive for a performance enhancing substance in violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. His suspension will take effect tonight.

The product of La Grange (Ala.) High was drafted by the Braves in the seventh round of the 2005 draft. Monk was batting .174/.216/.232 with four doubles in 69 at-bats for low Class A Rome this season.