"A's starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has been suspended 50 games for a violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Colon, 39, reportedly tested positive for testosterone.
Colon is the second Bay Area player to get a 50-game suspension in the past week for elevated testosterone. Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera was suspended Aug. 15.
Colon has enjoyed a resurgence this season, going is 10-9 with a 3.43 ERA.
The team released the following comment Wednesday morning:
"The Oakland Athletics are disappointed to learn of today's suspension of pitcher Bartolo Colón. The organization fully supports Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and its efforts to eliminate performance-enhancing substances from our game. Per the Basic Agreement, the A's will have no further comment.""
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