Clay Buchholz

Baseball notes: Pirates' Starling Marte suspended 80 games after testing positive for a PED

Baseball notes: Pirates' Starling Marte suspended 80 games after testing positive for a PED

All-Star outfielder Starling Marte of the Pittsburgh Pirates has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

The league said Tuesday that Marte tested positive for the steroid Nandrolone. He will be eligible to return in mid-July.

Marte was an All-Star for the first time in his career in 2016 and moved from left field to center field in the offseason after winning his second Gold Glove. The 28-year-old from the Dominican Republic is hitting .241 with two home runs and seven RBIs this season. The Pirates began play on Tuesday 6-7 through the first two weeks of the season.

Marte said in a statement that “neglect...

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