Bartolo Colon Suspended from Oakland A’s After The Former Yankee Has Positive Drug Test
The MLB Commissioner’s Office has announced this afternoon that Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has been suspended 50 games for a positive drug test, which showed an elevated level of testosterone. The suspension is effective immediately, which means he will miss the remainder of the regular season.
Colon was having a decent season for the Athletics, producing a 10-9 record with a 3.43 ERA. The former Cy Young Award winner was an integral part of the Yankees’ success in the first half of the 2011 season, when he went 6-4 with a 3.20 ERA in the first three months, before falling off with a 2-6 record and an ERA near five after the All-Star Break.
Oakland is currently sitting with a 66-56 record, just five games behind the Texas Rangers for the lead in the AL West and only a half-game behind Baltimore for the second AL Wild Card spot.