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:
BREAKING: Baltimore Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey has been suspended for 60 games by Major League Baseball for distributing a prohibited drug of abuse. The former New York Mets star admitted in February to using cocaine in New York and California. https://t.co/RnYepkH9f0
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) May 17, 2022
Major League Baseball announced Matt Harvey has been suspended 60 games for illegally distributing drugs. Harvey admitted to giving Tyler Skaggs "three, maybe four" pills when he testified at Eric Kay's trial in February.
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— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) May 17, 2022
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.