Major League Baseball suspended Baltimore Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey for 60 games for distributing banned recreational drugs after admitting that he had supplied opioids to his teammates who died from overdose.
A former New York Mets star also admitted in a Texas court trial in February that he used cocaine while playing with the team at the Anaheim Angels.
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The trial was triggered by the death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.
The 33-year-old right-handed Harvey agreed to sign a minor league deal with the Orioles last month. He works at a spring training facility in Baltimore and has not played in any of the games.
Amusement drugs allegedly happened in Los Angeles while playing with the team during the trial of former Angels employees Eric Kay, Harvey, pitcher Mike Morin, Cam Bedrosian, and first baseman CJ Cron. Testified about the use of.
Harvey admitted that he used cocaine during the 2019 Angels season after admitting that he was summoned and testified because he was immunized in the process. He said he tried the oxycodone that Skaggs gave him during the Los Angeles season and also supplied medicines to Skaggs. ..
On July 1, 2019, on the day the Angels planned to open a four-game series against the Texas Rangers, Skaggs was found dead in a hotel room on the outskirts of Dallas. Kay was charged with felony drug distribution, resulting in death and conspiracy to supply drugs.
He may be sentenced to life imprisonment from 20 years on June 28, when the sentence is announced.
Harvey was the seventh comprehensive pick drafted by Mets in the 2010 Amateur Draft and made his major league debut in 2012.
He started the 2013 All-Star game in Citi Field, but a month later he tore the medial collateral ligament of the throwing elbow and underwent Tommy John’s surgery.
Harvey returned in 2015 and went 13-8 to help Mets reach the World Series.
He was traded to Cincinnati in May 2018 and pitched to Angels in 2019, Kansas City in 2020, and Baltimore last year at 6.27 ERA on 6-14. His career record is 50-66, with 4.42 ERA in nine major league seasons.
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