MLB has banned Matt Harvey for 60 games

Tuesday, Major League Baseball announced that Baltimore Orioles right-handed pitcher Matt Harvey has been suspended for 60 games for the distribution of a prohibited drug. Here is the quick statement from the league: “The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Baltimore Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey has been suspended for 60 games without pay for his participation in the sale of a controlled substance in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.”Harvey testified earlier this year in the trial about former Los Angeles Angels employee Eric Kay’s participation in the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs; this ban is a result of Harvey’s admissions about his tenure with the Angels. Harvey stated throughout the trial that he had been offered immunity in exchange for his evidence. An MLB official stated during the trial that Harvey may face league penalties for admitting to trafficking narcotics. Indeed, this has been the case.

Written by Joe Tussing

Joe Tussing is a former professoional MMA fighter and current trainer with more than 20 years experience in combat sports. Tussing is a writer, reporter and MMA personality living in Las Vegas.

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