Bartolo Colon Suspended Fifty Games

Another west coast playoff contender has been dealt a big blow, the Oakland A’s will be without Bartolo Colon the rest of the way has he has been suspended 50 games.  Per Tim Brown of Yahoo sports, Colon has tested positive for testosterone.

Numbers from MLB Trade Rumors:

The veteran right-hander has pitched to a 3.43 ERA with 5.4 K/9 and 1.4 BB/9 in 24 starts and 152 1/3 innings for the Athletics this season after signing a one-year, $2MM contract. After missing all of 2010 and most of the 2006-2009 season, the 2005 AL Cy Young Award winner resurfaced with the Yankees last season and posted a 4.00 ERA in 164 1/3 innings.

I guess stem cells weren’t the only reason for his resurgence.

Thanks for reading,
– George


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