Bartolo Colon, who won the American League Cy Young Award with the Angels in 2005, was suspended 50 games on Wednesday after failing a drug test.
Colon, now with the Oakland Athletics, tested positive for testosterone, according to a statement from Major League Baseball. He becomes the second key player within a week to be suspended for that substance, following outfielder Melky Cabrera of the San Francisco Giants.
"I apologize to the fans, to my teammates and to the Oakland A's," Colon said in a statement issued by the Major League Baseball Players Assn. "I accept responsibility for my actions and I will serve my suspension as required by the Joint Drug Program.”
Colon, 39, led the Oakland starters in victories, innings pitched and earned-run average. The suspension makes him ineligible for the rest of the regular season, as well for the wild-card playoff game that would appear to be Oakland's only chance to make the postseason.