MLB Bans Pitcher Matt Harvey 60 Games For Oxy Distribution

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Sep 8, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Matt Harvey (32) looks to home plate before throwing a third inning pitch against the Kansas City Royals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

MLB pitcher Matt Harvey has been banned for 60 games as a result of supplying a controlled substance in violation of Major League Baseball’s drug policy.

Harvey’s admission came during the trial of former Angels employee Eric Kay, who was convicted on two felony charges of supplying fentanyl which resulted in former MLB pitcher Tyler Skaggs’ death.

During his testimony at Kay’s trial, Harvey confessed to giving Tyler Skaggs “three, maybe four” pills.

The start date of his suspension was aligned with the start of the season, April 29th.