New York, NY (Sports Network) - Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon has been suspended 50 games for violating baseball's drug policy.
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball said Colon tested positive for testosterone.
It's the second such suspension in a week. San Francisco All-Star outfielder Melky Cabrera was hit with a 50-game penalty last week after also testing positive for testosterone.
Colon is 10-9 with a 3.43 earned run average in 24 starts this season. He led the Oakland pitching staff in victories and ERA.
The 39-year-old right-hander has rejuvenated his career after missing all of the 2010 season because of injury. He returned with the New York Yankees in 2011 and posted a mark of 8-10 with a 4.00 ERA in 29 games.
Colon won the AL Cy Young in 2005 with the Angels. The two-time All-Star has also pitched for the Indians, Expos, White Sox and Red Sox.
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