Matt Harvey Suspended By Major League Baseball for Distributing Drugs

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Matt Harvey Suspended By Major League Baseball for Distributing Drugs

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During the Eric Kay trial, which was about the tragic death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, information about other drug distribution and use necessarily came to light. That included pitcher Matt Harvey’s alleged role in the use of drugs in the Angels’ clubhouse, and his admission that he had supplied drugs to Skaggs in the past.

Because of that admission, Harvey’s behavior came under the authority of Major League Baseball’s drug policy (Harvey was granted immunity from criminal prosecution in exchange for his testimony). He has now been suspended 60 games:

Harvey, 33, pitched (poorly) with the Orioles in 2021, and had signed a minor league deal with the organization in advance of the 2022 season. He had yet to pitch this year, however.

Formerly a young star with the New York Mets, Harvey dealt with multiple arm injury issues and off-the-field issues, and after his age 26 season in 2015, he was never the same thereafter.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.