For the second time in a week, a Bay Area ballplayer finds his season cut short due to suspension.
It was announced today that Bartolo Colon of the Oakland Athletics was suspended 50 games due to a violation of Major League Baseball's drug policy. Colon allegedly tested positive for testosterone.
The news of Colon's suspension comes just a week after San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera was suspended 50 games for the same offense, though Colon didn't follow Cabrera's tactic of hatching an elaborate scheme to avoid trouble.
The supsension of Colon is a blow to the surprising A's who are just a half game out of an A.L. Wild Card berth despite having the second lowest payroll in the majors.
Colon was 10-9 with a 3.43 earned run average in 24 starts this year.