Although A's starting pitcher Bartolo Colon was one of the names to surface Tuesday in the Miami New Times' expose of a performance-enhancing drugs ring in South Florida, it seems unlikely that his scheduled April return to the A's will be delayed.
Colon will miss the first week or so of the season as he finishes out the 50-game suspension he was slapped with last year by Major League Baseball. Colon was suspended after having tested positive for a synthetic testosterone.
According to the Miami New Times' story -- it cen be found on the web at http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2013-01-31/news/a-rod-and-doping-a-miami-clinic-supplies-drugs-to-sports-biggest-names/ -- the notebooks of Tony Bosch said Colon was being billed $3,000 per month as of last June by Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic in Miami. The story said Bosch was the chief executive of Biogenesis and that the clinic's real business was to sell performance-enhancing drugs to athletes.
A's Bartolo Colon among those named in PEDs ring in Miami
Oakland Tribune | Jan 30