The MLB world was shocked this week, when it was revealed that pitcher Matt Harvey gave opioids to Tyler Skaggs, who was found dead in his hotel room in 2019 when he was on a road trip with the Los Angeles Angels.
Harvey was testifying in Eric Kay’s trial.
Kay worked with the Angels that year and was one of Skaggs’ providers, and is facing severe punishment.
Harvey, meanwhile, gave some disturbing details about the use of painkillers and other drugs in MLB clubhouses.
ESPN reporter T.J. Quinn said that Harvey is now facing an MLB suspension, that’s if he signs with a team, as he is currently a free agent.
NEWS: MLB source says Matt Harvey faces at least a 60-day suspension for distributing drugs. Assuming he can sign with a team, that is. Harvey admitted in court Tuesday that he gave opioids to Tyler Skaggs. He could appeal any suspension. https://t.co/i0YFDzX3aq
— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) February 16, 2022
That suspension could be of at least a 60 days, for distributing drugs.
“Once the trial is complete, MLB will conduct a comprehensive review of the potential violations of our drug program,” the league said in a statement.
The Trial Was Full Of Shocking Admissions And Revelations
Harvey admitted in court this week that he gave opioids to Skaggs, who would crush and snort oxycodone on the toilet paper dispenser in the clubhouse bathroom.
Harvey has the right to appeal any suspension.
The pitcher agreed to talks in the trial because he was given immunity after he was subpoenaed.
Harvey also revealed he used cocaine while partying, and that MLB teams didn’t show they cared too much about that.
“No one really asked,” he said.
When asked if he wished he told Skaggs to be careful, Harvey stated: “Obviously looking back, I wish I had. Guys are constantly doing what they can to stay on the field. At the time I thought I was being a good teammate.”