Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsDodgers

Guillermo Mota suspended 100 games regarding MLB drug policy

May 07, 2012|By Chuck Schilken
  • San Francisco relief pitcher Guillermo Mota has received a 100-game suspension in connection with the league's performance-enhancing substance policy.
San Francisco relief pitcher Guillermo Mota has received a 100-game suspension… (Doug Pensinger / Getty Images )

Former Dodgers pitcher Guillermo Mota will be suspended 100 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, Major League Baseball said Monday.

Mota, 38, has spent 14 seasons in the major leagues and is currently a reliever for the San Francisco Giants. He is 0-1 with a 5.06 earned-run average, nine strikeouts and four walks in nine appearances (10 2/3 innings) this season.

“The Giants are disappointed to learn of Guillermo Mota's suspension,” the team said in a statement.

According to Commissioner Bud Selig's office, Mota tested positive for clenbuterol. A grievance challenging the suspension was filed by the Major League Baseball Players Assn. and will be heard by an arbitrator.

Mota also received a 50-game suspension as a member of the New York Mets after the 2006 season for allegedly violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Only Manny Ramirez -- another former Dodger -- and Eliezer Alfonzo also have tested positive twice. A third positive test would result in a lifetime ban.

Mota pitched for the Dodgers from 2002 through the midway point of the 2004 season. He had a 4.15 ERA in 60.2 innings with 31 strikeouts in 2002; a 1.97 ERA in  105 innings with 99 strikeouts in 2003; and a  2.14 ERA in 63 innings with 52 strikeouts in 2004 before being traded to the Florida Marlins.

In 2009, Mota returned to the Dodgers and pitched 65 innings with a 3.44 ERA and 39 strikeouts. He has also played for the Montreal Expos, Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers.

ALSO:

Washington's Jayson Werth breaks wrist, likely 'out for a while'

Cole Hamels admits he intentionally hit Bryce Harper with pitch

Should MLB take harder stance against pitchers like Cole Hamels?

Guillermo Mota suspended 100 games regarding MLB drug policy

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|