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Joe Colon suspended for 2017 season due to PEDs

Joe Colon has violated MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment program after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance known as Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (SARM) LGD-4022.

DETROIT – Joe Colon's tenure in the Indians organization is in jeopardy.

Major League Baseball suspended Colon for the remainder of the 2017 season after testing positive for the Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (SARM) LGD-4022 on Saturday. The right-hander sat out 50 games in 2016 for a similar PED violation under MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Colon went 1-3 with a 7.20 ERA, 1.90 WHIP and .279 opposing batting average in 11 big league appearances (10 innings) out of the bullpen during the 2016 campaign.

The 27-year-old represented Team Puerto Rico at the 2017 World Baseball Classic, but did not crack the Tribe's Opening Day roster out of spring training.

John Alfes has covered the Indians for IBI since August of 2016. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAlfes for breaking news and in-depth coverage all season long.


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