Giants’ Mota Suspended For 2nd Time After Testing Positive For Performance-Enhancing Drug

Looks like Guillermo Mota’s a two-time loser in the ole performance enhancing substance game…

NEW YORK (AP) San Francisco Giants reliever Guillermo Mota has been given a 100-game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

Major League Baseball announced the penalty Monday.

The 38-year-old right-hander drew a 50-game suspension after the 2006 season for a performance-enhancing substance violation.

Mota was 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA in nine games for the Giants this year. This is his 14th season in the majors.

The commissioner’s office said Mota tested positive for Clenbuterol.

Manny Ramirez was also suspended twice for testing positive for a banned substance. After the second time, he opted to retire, but he’s now serving a 50-game suspension while attempting a comeback with the A’s. Neifi Perez, who played for the Giants and a lot of other teams, was suspended three times for amphetamine use.

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