San Francisco Giants reliever Guillermo Mota has been suspended 100 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for Clenbuterol, a performance enhancing substance. The news comes at a bad time for San Francisco as they try to make do without closer Brian Wilson, bullpen regular Jeremy Affeldt and useful cog Dan Runzler, all out due to injury.

In fact, the Giants have been so pressed for relievers that the 38 year old right hander, struggling thus far this season, had been pressed into service as, what Grant Brisbee at McCovey Chronicles calls, a “warped, dystopian version of a setup man.”

This is Mota’s second offense, having previously been suspended for 50 games in 2006.

Back then he had this to say:

I used extremely poor judgment and deserve to be held accountable. To my teammates and the entire Mets organization, I am sorry. I truly regret what I did and hope that you can forgive me. To baseball fans everywhere, I understand that you are disappointed in me, and I feel terrible and I promise this is the first and last time that this will happen.

So, we can probably expect a comment from Mota along the lines of:

I used extremely poor judgment and deserve to be held accountable. To my teammates and the entire Giants organization, I am sorry. I truly regret what I did and hope that you can forgive me. To baseball fans everywhere, I understand that you are disappointed in me, and I feel terrible and I promise this is the second and last time that this will happen.