The destiny of Matt Harvey‘s baseball profession in the interim has been revealed.
Harvey—who testified in court docket in February that he supplied the late Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs with medicine—has obtained a 60-sport suspension with out pay that retroactively went into impact on April 29, in accordance to MLB.com.
According to the location, Harvey’s suspension comes on account of violating the Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Harvey—who as soon as performed for the Los Angeles Angels and now’s contracted with the Baltimore Orioles—was suspended by Major League Baseball after he supplied a sworn statement within the trial of Eric Kay, per ESPN.
Kay, who was previously the Los Angeles Angels communications director, was introduced to trial over the July 2019 demise of Skaggs—who was present in his Texas resort room after having suffocated from his personal vomit. Skaggs’ post-mortem decided that he had fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol in his system.
In February, Harvey testified in court docket that he had used cocaine and oxycodone himself throughout his profession, and in addition supplied Skaggs with oxycodone tablets whereas on the Los Angeles Angels staff, per ESPN. Throughout the trial, Harvey and 4 different Los Angeles Angels alums admitted to receiving opioids from Kay.
After the eight-day trial ensued, a jury found Kay guilty on two felony charges (together with offering the medicine that resulted within the demise of Skaggs).