Former MLB pitcher Matt Harvey, a key figure in the Eric K trial in late February, has been suspended for 60 games by the league.
“Matt Harvey is receiving a 60-game suspension for violating a joint drug program between MLB and MLBPA,” insider John Heyman tweeted Tuesday afternoon.
Matt Harvey receives 60-game suspension for violating joint drug program between MLB and MLBPA.
– John Heyman (@ John Heyman) May 17, 2022
Who, as you can imagine, was convicted of supplying the killer Angel Harler Tyler Scags with the deadly drug.
But Harvey also admits that he gave her some substances, mainly opioids.
Chelsea Jens of the Washington Post tweeted: “The suspension comes after Harvey testified about the cocaine and oxycodone use in the trial over the overdose death of his former Angels teammate Tyler Scags.
The suspension comes after Harvey testified about cocaine and oxycodone use in a trial related to the overdose death of his former Angels teammate Tyler Scags. https://t.co/yjpVdiHXKN https://t.co/yWXi6gvnHQ
– Chelsea Janes (lchelsea_janes) May 17, 2022
The former New York Mets star spoke at length about his use of cocaine and other drugs during the trial.
The moratorium has been in place since April 29, 2022.
A once-promising career due to injury and poor judgment
From 2012 to 2015, Harvey was the Mets’ up-and-coming taker and even gave a strong enough performance to lead the team’s rotation in the World Series.
He was injured later that year (thoracic outlet syndrome) and was never the same: that, and his off-field lifestyle had a negative impact on his career.
Last year, as a member of the Baltimore Orioles, he lost 14 games and finished with a 6.27 ERA.
It’s probably Harvey’s best day behind him as a pitcher.
In addition, he must make his time before he can return to the mound.
Harvey’s story is a warning story for young pitchers and players who are starting to make a name and start building a career.