MLB Suspends Braves’ Billy Bullock For 50 Games

Braves minor league righthanded reliever Billy Bullock failed two tests for a drug of abuse and received a 50-game suspension without pay from Major League Baseball. He'll serve the suspension at the outset of 2013.

The Twins drafted Bullock out of Florida in the second round of the 2009 draft, but they traded him during spring training ’11 in the deal that allowed them to retain the rights to Rule 5 pick Scott Diamond.

The 24-year-old Bullock has spent the bulk of his two seasons with Atlanta at the Double-A level, where last season he logged 39 relief innings for Mississippi and struck out 9.4 and walked 7.6 batters per nine innings.