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Guillermo Mota rejoins Giants after 100-game suspension

Aug 28, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

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Back in May veteran reliever Guillermo Mota was suspended 100 games for his second positive performance enhancing drug test and today the right-hander rejoined the Giants’ active roster after serving his punishment.

At the time Mota claimed that his positive test for Clenbuterol was the result of taking a children’s cough medicine, which his agent called “severe and unfair and does not reflect the intention of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.”

MLB did not deny that Mota’s story was plausible, yet the punishment stood and he sat out 100 games without pay. Now the 39-year-old returns to a team that just lost Melky Cabrera to a 50-game suspension and will give the Giants some middle relief innings down the stretch.

  1. klbader - Aug 28, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    He better stay off that children’s cough syrup going forward or he might be out of a job forever!

  2. Francisco (FC) - Aug 28, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    I’m not defending Mota, but my impression is that MLB was so thoroughly hounded on drug issues that they have now gone to the other extreme. Can someone tell me when was the last system that produced 0% false positives? Are you telling me that out of all these guys caught not a single incident was an error (let’s leave Braun aside for a moment, that was an unsual procedural issue)? It’s like MLB will punish you no matter what, never admit that their process might have caught an innocent guy, for fear of looking lax on drugs.

  3. smcgaels1997 - Aug 28, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    You pay your time, you have the right to move on

  4. randygnyc - Aug 28, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Fool me once…

  5. manchestermiracle - Aug 29, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Giants-PEDs. They seem to go hand-in-hand….

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