On Tuesday, MLB suspended Orioles right-hander Matt Harvey for 60 games for distribution of a banned substance. The league's short statement:
"The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Baltimore Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey has been suspended 60 games
without pay for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Harvey testified in the trial of former Angels employee Eric Kay's role in the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, and this suspension stems from his courtroom admissions. R.J. Anderson quotes Harvey as saying:
Harvey said he'd give Skaggs Percocet and that painkiller use was common in 2019.
After learning he wouldn't be travelling with the Angels, he asked Kay for an oxycodone pill.
Harvey told the court that he threw away the pill because he feared something would happen to him the next day after hearing about Skaggs' death.