Matt Harvey gained’t be pitching within the main leagues for at the least just a little bit longer after being suspended by the commissioner’s workplace.
The proper-hander, who’s at the moment signed with the Orioles on a minor league deal, was handed a 60-game ban on Tuesday for violating the joint drug program between MLB and the MLBPA. The suspension is retroactive to Could 29.
The previous Mets ace admitted to offering opioids to Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who died of an overdose in 2019, throughout his testimony within the trial of the staff’s former communications director Eric Kay in February. Harvey, 33, additionally mentioned he used cocaine and oxycodone throughout his profession.
Kay was convicted on one rely every of drug distribution leading to dying and drug conspiracy.
Harvey final pitched within the majors for the Orioles final season going 6-14 with a 6.27 ERA.