The Oakland Athletics and their fans can breathe a sigh of relief now.
According to the New York Daily News, Bartolo Colon will not be suspended for his role in the Biogenesis scandal because he has already served a suspension for the issue.
The same thing applies for former San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera. Both Cabrera and Colon were suspended 50 games last season for violating MLB’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
Colon is pitching lights out this season with a 14-3 record and a 2.54 ERA thus far. He was selected to represent the A’s in the All-Star Game earlier this month.
Considering that he is 40 years old, Colon’s performance this season has some people questioning whether or not he is still on PEDs. Obviously, the league has not found evidence that the veteran violated the drug policy a second time.
One player that will definitely be suspended, according to the Daily News, is New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez. The report states that MLB has evidence that Rodriguez used PEDs every year from 2010-2012, and will be penalized.
Rodriguez’s camp promises to appeal any suspension, and rumors have been circulating that commissioner Bud Selig will strike A-Rod with a lifetime ban if he does fight.
All in all, the Daily News reports that nine players will be suspended for obtaining drugs from Biogenesis, a lab in Florida run by Tony Bosch, who sold PEDs to players.