Right-hander Matt Harvey has been suspended 60 games for distributing a “drug of abuse” under Major League Baseball’s drug program, the league announced Tuesday.
Harvey’s admission in federal court came during the trial of Eric Kay, who was convicted on two felony counts of distributing the drug fentanyl that ultimately led to Skaggs’ death. During the trial, Harvey said he used cocaine and that he both gave and received oxycodone from Skaggs.
Harvey, 33, went 6-14 with a 6.27 ERA in 28 starts for the Orioles last season. His suspension is retroactive to April 29.
Information from ESPN’s T.J. Quinn was used in this report.