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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Matt Harvey suspended 60 games by MLB for distributing oxycodone

Right-hander Matt Harvey has been suspended 60 games for distributing a drug of abuse under Major League Baseball’s drug program.

Harvey, who is currently with the Baltimore Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate, said he provided oxycodone to late Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.

Harvey’s admission in federal court came during the trial of Eric Kay, who was convicted on two felony counts of distributing the deadly drug fentanyl that ultimately lead to Skaggs’ death. During the trial, Harvey said he used cocaine and that he both gave and received oxycodone from Skaggs.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 17, 2022 at 04:39 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: drugs, matt harvey

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Free agent Matt Harvey could be suspended by MLB after admission of opioid distribution

If Matt Harvey can find a team willing to sign him, he could immediately be suspended for at least 60 days for saying that he provided opioids to Tyler Skaggs on several occasions, a Major League Baseball official told ESPN on Wednesday.

Harvey’s admission in federal court Tuesday qualifies as distribution under MLB’s drug policy, the official told ESPN on the condition of anonymity.

Harvey, currently a free agent, would be able to appeal any suspension.

“Once the trial is complete, MLB will conduct a comprehensive review of the potential violations of our drug program,” MLB said in a statement.

MLB can’t take any action, however, until it reaches a new labor agreement with the Players Association.

The other players who testified—C.J. Cron, Mike Morin, Cam Bedrosian and Blake Parker—testified to their own opioid use, but did not say they ever distributed drugs to anyone else.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 16, 2022 at 06:45 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: drug of abuse, matt harvey

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Matt Harvey to be named as possible drug source at Tyler Skaggs trial

Former Mets ace Matt Harvey will be named as a possible drug source for late Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, according to the defense attorney for former Angels employee Eric Kay, who is on trial for his purported role in Skaggs’ death of a drug overdose.

According to ESPN’s T.J. Quinn, who is covering the trial, Kay’s attorney said in his opening argument that, when Kay asked Skaggs on the night he died (July 1, 2019) where he acquired pink pills, Skaggs replied, “Those are Percocets I got from Harvey.” Harvey will be called as a witness in the trial this week, the attorney added.

Harvey’s agent Scott Boras declined comment, as he is not representing Harvey in this matter.

ESPN reported in 2019 that no Percocet was found in Skaggs’ system when he was found dead in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas. Harvey and Skaggs were teammates on the 2019 Angels.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 08, 2022 at 10:00 PM | 33 comment(s)
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