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MLB suspends Giants' Mota for 100 games

May 7, 2012 at 8:15 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- San Francisco Giants pitcher Guillermo Mota has tested positive for banned performance-enhancing drugs, earning a 100-game suspension, MLB said Monday.

The suspension, effective immediately, was handed down after the hurler was detected with Clenbuterol in his system, the baseball commissioner's office said.

Mota, a 14-year veteran, was suspended for 50 games in 2006 after testing positive for PEDs.

"The Giants are disappointed to learn of Guillermo Mota's suspension," the Giants said in a statement. "We support Major League Baseball's drug prevention and treatment program."

Mota had gone 0-1 with a 5.06 earned run average in 10 2/3 innings this season.

After breaking in with the Montreal Expos [now the Washington Nationals] in 1999, Mota went on to pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Florida, Cleveland, the New York Mets and Milwaukee, before joining the Giants in 2010. He has a lifetime record of 39-45 with an ERA of 3.92.

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