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ANDREW MCKIRAHAN RUMORS

Andrew McKirahan gets the out at home thanks to glove flip

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Via Fox Sports South
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves reinstate left-hander McKirahan from suspension

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have reinstated left-hander Andrew McKirahan from his 80-game suspension and optioned right-hander Ryan Kelly to Triple-A Gwinnett. McKirahan rejoins the Braves following a rehab assignment with Gwinnett. His suspension followed a positive test for the banned substance Ipamorelin, which releases growth hormone. He is active for Monday night's game...
Via Associated Press
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Are Healthy, Educated Minor Leaguers the Next Market Inefficiency?

The Major League Baseball Uniform Player’s Contract (UPC) lays out the terms of employment for every player in every MLB team’s organization, from the lowest minor leagues to the big leagues. Generally signed by young players soon after they are drafted out of high school or college, it feels in many ways like the culmination of a lifelong dream: the first professional contract...
Via Baseball Essential
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves LHP Andrew McKirahan suspended 80 games for PEDs

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Braves lefty Andrew McKirahan has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. Sources: #Braves left-hander Andrew McKirahan suspended 80 games for PEDs. Rule 5 pick from #Cubs. Claimed on waivers from #Marlins. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 20, 2015 McKirahan, 25, is the third major leaguer...
Via Baseball Essential
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves' McKirahan suspended 80 games for positive drug test

NEW YORK (AP) Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan was suspended for 80 games Monday following a positive test for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's drug program. McKirahan is the fifth big league pitcher in 25 days disciplined for using performance-enhancing drugs. He was cited for Ipamorelin, which releases growth hormone. ''I am extremely sorry for letting...
Via Associated Press
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan suspended 80 games for PED violation

Atlanta Braves lefthander Andrew McKirahan has been suspended 80 games for violating league's performance-enhancing drug policy, FOX Sports Insider Ken Rosenthal reported Monday. McKirahan, who had 4.15 ERA in three appearances for the Braves this season, becomes the third major leaguer this month to be suspended for PEDs. The other two were also pitchers in New York Mets closer...
Via Fox Sports
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves claim lefty McKirahan off waivers from Marlins

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have claimed left-handed pitcher Andrew McKirahan off waivers from the Miami Marlins. The move comes after the Braves released veteran left-hander James Russell in a surprise move last week. The 25-year-old McKirahan was claimed by the Marlins as a Rule 5 pick from the Chicago Cubs in December. He must remain on the Braves' 25-man roster all season...
Via Associated Press
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins beat University of Miami 7-1

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Miami Marlins left-hander Andrew McKirahan needed only 12 pitches to strike out all three batters he faced Tuesday and help beat the University of Miami 7-1. McKirahan, a Rule 5 acquisition from the Cubs, was one of nine pitchers for Miami. They combined on a six-hitter with one walk. Slugger Giancarlo Stanton sat out, but the team went mostly with the lineup...
Via Associated Press
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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