Found November 15, 2012 on NESN.com:
The Athletics hold no ill will against Bartolo Colon. Colon’s 2012 season ended prematurely –– and in the middle of the pennant race –– when he received a 50-game suspension for testing positive for testosterone. Despite the stain, Oakland skipper Bob Melvin said the club will embrace his return, according to the Washington Post. “He’s gone through his penalty,” Melvin said. ”It’s one thing if it’s a guy who might be a little bit of a bad guy, but his is a true gentleman, a great guy who just made a mistake. He’ll be embraced back here again. He was very important for us. Guys like that can kind of get lost in the shuffle when they’re not here and you get to the postseason, but he was a key guy for us, he really was.” The Athletics signed Colon to a one-year, $3 million deal over the offseason with bonuses for relief appearances. But Melvin said that Colon would prepare to return to starting despite the surplus of rookie hurlers. Before the suspension, Colon compiled a 10-9 record
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