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On 05/07/2012 07:32 PM in MLB

Giants reliever Guillermo Mota suspended 100 games

Giants reliever Guillermo Mota suspended 100 games

Guillermo MotaGiants right-handed reliever Guillermo Mota has received a 100-game suspension for testing positive for clenbuterol, which is classified as a performance-enhancing drug, Major League Baseball announced.

Mota, 38, was suspended 50 games in December of 2006 for a positive drug test. He missed the first 50 games of the 2007 season while a member of the Mets because of the suspension.

Mota has a 5.06 ERA in nine games for the Giants this season, allowing six earned runs in 10 2/3 innings.

The Giants released the following statement:

"The Giants are disappointed to learn of Guillermo Mota's suspension. We support Major League Baseball's Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.”