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Report: Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan suspended 80 games for PED use

Left-handed reliever Andrew McKirahan has reportedly been suspended for 80 games.

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The Atlanta Braves will reportedly have a hole in the bullpen for an extended period of time, as left-hander Andrew McKirahan has received an 80-game suspension for PED use.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports brings word of McKirahan's suspension, and the 25-year-old would be the first member of the Atlanta Braves (at least on the Major League side) to receive a PED-related suspension. McKirahan was claimed on waivers from Miami on April 1, and since arriving, the left-handed has appeared in three games, pitching 4.1 innings with a 4.15 ERA (2.78 FIP) and two strikeouts against just one walk.

The Braves could turn to left-hander Ian Thomas as a potential replacement, though no formal announcement (or confirmation of the suspension) has been made at this time. Stay tuned.

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