Originally written August 23, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Oakland Athletics' right-handed pitcher Bartolo Colon has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Major League Baseball announced the suspension Wednesday for the 39-year-old Colon, who was in the midst of a rebound season with a 10-9 record and 3.43 ERA for the wild-card contender. "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," Colon said in a statement released through the MLBPA. Colon did not pitch in 2010 but he underwent stem-cell treatment on his pitching shoulder and elbow and returned to make 26 starts with the New York Yankees last season. Colon was 8-10 with a 4.00 ERA. The team issued a release shortly after the announcement from MLB officials. "The Oakland Athletics are disappointed to learn of today's suspension of pitcher Bartolo Colon. The organization fully supports...
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