White Sox surprised by Colon's positive test

White Sox surprised by Colon's positive test

CHICAGO -- A's right-hander Bartolo Colon, who pitched for the White Sox during the 2003 and '09 seasons, was suspended for 50 games without pay on Wednesday after testing positive for testosterone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn expressed disbelief in regard to the latest player to get caught.

"You guys see how many times these drug test guys are here," Dunn said. "I feel like they are here at least once a homestand. I don't want to call you stupid, but kind of look yourself in the mirror. That's pretty dumb."

Manager Robin Ventura was asked if teams should also be penalized when a player tests positive. But Ventura believed that sort of idea was overstepping the punishment phase a bit.

"You can try and limit that with stiffer penalties, but the team can't make that choice for the player," Ventura said. "The players make that choice on their own. Everyone knows the rules. It's surprising."