The renaissance of Bartolo Colon last season was one of the most surprising stories in baseball. The aging right-hander hadn't thrown more than 100 innings since 2005, and he was out of baseball entirely in 2010. His return was already a little controversial, as a lot of his success and health was attributed to an experimental surgery that wasn't available in the United States. It turns out there was more than just the surgery:
Baseball announces 50-game suspension of— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 22, 2012
#Athletics’ Colon for using testosterone.
Colon was pitching well for the Oakland A's this season, throwing 152 innings with a 3.43 ERA and 91 strikeouts, and on April 18, Colon threw 38 consecutive strikes in a game against the Los Angeles Angels.