Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte may have been batting .241 with 2 home runs through 13 games so far this season, but now he’ll be watching the games. Marte was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for PEDs!
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CelebNSports247.com has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates will be without their star outfielder Starling Marte until well after the All-Star Game.
Word is, Starling Marte got BUSTED followed by a suspension from playing in the MLB for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
Starling Marte tested positive for Nandrolone, which is classified as a steroid.
Marte said in a statement:
“I have been informed that I have tested positive in one of the tests that are regularly done in my job. In this very difficult moment I apologize to my family, the Pittsburgh Pirates, my teammates, my fans, and baseball in general.”
“Neglect and lack of knowledge have led me to this mistake with the high price to pay of being away from the field that I enjoy and love so much. With much embarrassment and helplessness, I ask for forgiveness for unintentionally disrespecting so many people who have trusted in my work and have supported me so much. I promise to learn the lesson that this ordeal has left me. God bless you.”
Pirates president Frank Coonelly made it clear he supports MLB’s decision, but he also expressed his disappointment about Marte:
“Starling put himself, his teammates and the organization in this position. We will continue to fight for the division title with the men who are here and will look forward to getting Starling back after the All-Star break.”
The Dominican MLB player took to Instagram stating:
“I’m sure I do not know how that substance could get into my body”
He posted this letter (in Spanish):