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O’s Harvey suspended 60 games by MLB for drug distribution

AP Baseball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey has been suspended for 60 games by Major League Baseball for distributing a prohibited drug of abuse. The punishment follows his admission that he provided opioids to Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who fatally overdosed. Harvey admitted in February during a federal trial in Texas stemming from Skaggs’ death that he used cocaine in New York and California. A 33-year-old right-hander, the former New York Mets star agreed last month to a minor league contract with the Orioles that would have a $1 million salary if he is added to the 40-man roster. Harvey has been working out at Baltimore’s extended spring training facility and has not pitched in any games.

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