A week after San Francisco Giants slugger Melky Cabrera got busted for using testosterone, Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon has reportedly tested positive for the same exact drug.
Bay Area, stand up.
“The Oakland Athletics are disappointed to learn of today’s suspension of pitcher Bartolo Colón," the team said in a statement released Wednesday morning.
"The organization fully supports Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and its efforts to eliminate performance-enhancing substances from our game. Per the Basic Agreement, the A’s will have no further comment.”
According to MLB rules, unless Colon can prove that his positive test was the byproduct of something beyond his control, he will get suspended for 50 games.
Maybe he can give Melky’s web designer a ring.
In 2012, after a disastrous campaign with the New York Yankees last season, Colon experienced something of a resurgence. Up to now, he was 10-9 with a 3.43 ERA.
Now we know what that resurgence can be credited to.
Colon has released a statement (via Yahoo! Sports):
"I apologize to the fans, to my teammates and to the Oakland A's. I accept responsibility for my actions and I will serve my suspension as required by the Joint Drug Program."
So, there you go. He's done for 50.