Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Matt Harvey has been suspended by Major League Baseball for 60 games for distributing a “drug of abuse” under Major League Baseball's drug program. The suspension comes as a direct result from Harvey's testimony in the Eric Kay trial, which pertained to the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.

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During the trial of Kay in February, Matt Harvey admitted to providing oxycodone to Skaggs on multiple occasions. Harvey also acknowledged that he used cocaine and both gave and received oxycodone to Skaggs. Skaggs passed away and was found to have opioids in his system, but the belief is that fentanyl was the cause of death. Kay was convicted on two counts of distributing fentanyl that ultimately led to Skaggs' death.

Matt Harvey was once a standout pitcher for the New York Mets. He helped the team almost reach the pinnacle of baseball, but lost the World Series to the Kansas City Royals in 2015.

The first three seasons of Harvey's career put him on a trajectory toward the Hall of Fame. However, following the 2015 season, his career practically fell off of a cliff. Harvey could not stay healthy the next few years, dealing with numerous arm and shoulder issues. He then bounced around baseball for the last handful of years until he finally landed in Baltimore in 2021. Matt Harvey had a brutal year with the Orioles, going 6-14 with a 6.27 ERA.

Harvey has not made an appearance for Baltimore this season. The Orioles are 14-22, 12.5 games behind the New York Yankees in the AL East.