NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey has been suspended for 60 games by Major League Baseball for distributing a prohibited drug of abuse. The punishment stems from Harvey’s admission of providing opioids to a former teammate — Tyler Skaggs — who fatally overdosed. The former New York Mets star also admitted in February during a federal trial in Texas that he used cocaine while in New York and California.
NEW YORK (AP) —Milwaukee Brewers pitcher J.C. Mejía has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance. He’s the second Brewers player disciplined this season under Major League Baseball’s drug program. A 25-year-old right-hander acquired from Cleveland in November. Brewers catcher Pedro Severino was suspended for 80 games on April 5 following a positive test for a different performance-enhancing substance.