• Bartolo Colon Busted For PED Use

    Posted by on August 22nd, 2012 · Comments (5)

    Via ESPN -

    Former Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon of the Oakland Athletics was suspended for 50 games Wednesday after testing positive for testosterone.

    Major League Baseball made the announcement one week after All-Star Game MVP Melky Cabrera of the San Francisco Giants was suspended 50 games for a positive test for the same substance.

    “I apologize to the fans, to my teammates and to the Oakland A’s,” Colon said in a statement released by the players’ association. “I accept responsibility for my actions and I will serve my suspension as required by the joint drug program.”

    Colon will miss the final 40 games of the regular season and the first 10 games of the postseason if Oakland advances that far. Any remainder of the suspension would be served in a future season, if Colon signs another major league contract.

    “It’s a shock,” Oakland reliever Grant Balfour said. “He’s a guy that we’re definitely relying on right now. I guess you could say it’s bad timing any time, but especially now.”

    Oakland, which hasn’t made the playoffs since 2006, began Wednesday a half-game out.

    Someone should have told Bartolo that fat, juiced and stupid is no way to go through life…

    Comments on Bartolo Colon Busted For PED Use

    1. Corey
      August 22nd, 2012 | 6:58 pm

      Anyone surprised? Bueller?

    2. Raf
      August 22nd, 2012 | 7:09 pm

      @ Corey:
      Lot of muscle under all that bulk :P

    3. Corey
      August 22nd, 2012 | 7:10 pm

      @ Raf:
      Dudes arm was shot and then all of a sudden he comes back throwing mid 90s heat? I bet he was on it last year he just never got caught.

    4. KPOcala
      August 22nd, 2012 | 7:42 pm

      Keith Law insists that there’s evidence that PED’s help baseball performance. So why the fuss?

    5. Raf
      August 22nd, 2012 | 8:14 pm

      Corey wrote:

      Dudes arm was shot and then all of a sudden he comes back throwing mid 90s heat? I bet he was on it last year he just never got caught.

      Colon’s velocity was around where it was before he started getting hurt. He’s been sitting low-mid 90′s for a while now. Remember, for a few years, he was like Verlander in that he could throw high 90′s in the late innings. Dude grew up throwing coconuts in the DR :D

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