I knew Colon’s resurgence was suspicious after the great year he put together as a Yankee.
@athletics P Bartolo Colon suspended 50 games after testing positive for Testosterone
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 22, 2012
After pitching in just 12 games in 2009 with the White Sox, Colon posted good numbers in New York. His ERA was 4.00, but that’s pretty good being a year removed from the game. From 2006-2009 Colon posted a 5.18 ERA. So in a year he lowered his ERA by more than a run. That’s pretty difficult to do.
His success was credited to stem cells that helped heal his right shoulder. But now we know he had a little help from performance enhancing drugs too.
This is a big loss for the A’s who are 0.5 back in the Wild Card Race. They surely could of used Colon and his 3.43 ERA in September.
I wonder if anyone else is going to get busted within the next week. Melky Cabrera was suspended for 50 games a week ago. Will these players ever learn?