Braves Minor Leaguer O'Dowd Suspended

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Atlanta Braves Minor League catcher Chris O'Dowd has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Testosterone metabolites of exogenous origin, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension of O'Dowd, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A Mississippi Braves of the Southern League, is effective immediately.