Found May 07, 2012 on Fox Sports:
San Francisco Giants reliever Guillermo Mota has been given a 100-game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Major League Baseball announced the penalty Monday. The 38-year-old right-hander drew a 50-game suspension after the 2006 season for a performance-enhancing substance violation. Mota was 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA in nine games for the Giants this year. This is his 14th season in the majors. The commissioner's office said Mota tested positive for Clenbuterol.

Guillermo Mota Suspended 100 Games for PED Use

Guillermo Mota will face a 100-game suspension after testing positive for Clenbuterol, a drug that apparently has aerobic benefits, reports Jon Morosi. This is the second time Mota has been suspended for PEDs, as he served 50 games back in 2006 when he was with the New York Mets. Mota is appealing his suspension, according to Andrew Baggarly, but because he’s a second-time offender...

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Giants' Mota plans to fight 100-game suspension

Clenbuterol or children's cough medicine? Either way, San Francisco Giants reliever Guillermo Mota was suspended 100 games for testing positive for Clenbuterol, according to Major League Baseball, but Mota swears it was cough medicine. Mota's agent, Adam Katz, said Mota simply took cough medicine with a tiny amount of the banned substance. Katz said the suspension is...

Guillermo Mota blames positive drug test on children’s cough medicine

Giants relief pitcher Guillermo Mota is facing a 100-game suspension after failing a performance-enhancing drug test for the second time in his MLB career. Since he’s not that notable of a player, we wouldn’t pay much attention to this news other than to say he’s every bit the cheater we already knew he was. But hold on a second. This guy has given us reason to address his...

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Guillermo Mota suspended 100 games for PED use

Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting that San Francisco Giants reliever Guillermo Mota has been suspended 100 games for testing positive for clenbuterol. This is Mota's second suspension under the MLB's drug policy. His first suspension came after the 2006 season, when Mota was with the Mets, and sidelined him for the first 50 games of the 2007 season. Clenbuterol...

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Pinch-hit single lifts Giants to 11-inning win over Brewers

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