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Bartolo Colon Fails MLB Drug Test; Subject to 50-Game Ban

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August 18, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (21) pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum.  Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE
August 18, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (21) pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

UPDATE - 1:33 PM EDT: Major League Baseball has confirmed that Colon has failed a drug test for Testosterone. He has been suspended fifty games by the league.

ORIGINAL - Oakland Athletics right-hander Bartolo Colon has failed an MLB drug test and is subject to a fifty-game suspension, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com:

Veteran A’s pitcher Bartolo Colon failed an MLB drug test and is subject to a 50-game suspension, CBSSports.com has learned.

Colon resurrected his career last season with the New York Yankees after sitting out the entire 2010 campaign.

The 39-year-old appeared in twenty-nine games, including twenty-six starts, for the Yankees last season, posting an ERA of 4.00 over 164 one-third innings. He’s started twenty-four games for the A’s this year, maintained an ERA of 3.43 with 5.4 SO/9 and 1.4 BB/9.

Colon’s failed drug test comes just a week after San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera received a fifty-game ban for testing positive for Testosterone.

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