Starling Marte Suspended

Lesley Tedeschi Apr 19th 3:14 PM EDT.

Center fielder Starling Marte has been suspended for 80 games effective immediately.

Marte tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance that obviously violates the leagues policy. He will be suspended without pay and will be ineligible to play in the postseason.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are already pretty thin with players and losing Marte makes their chances of even getting to the postseason pretty slim. When addressing his team Marte was very sad and apologized for the effect his absence will have, but he wants his teammates to keep going.

When it comes to ped's no player ever likes to admit the fact that they knew what they were taking. Denial of an illegal substance is usually the route players take, and Marte is no different. He said he wasn't aware and should have paid more attention to what he was putting in his body. Marte is remorseful for this mistake and will miss being away from the ballpark.

HEADLINES

Waiver Trends

More Trends
Mitch Moreland BOS 1B +14.52
Joe Musgrove PIT SP +9.35
Jose Alvarado TB RP +8.73
Brandon Nimmo NYM LF +8.43
Ross Stripling LAD RP +4.76
Matt Adams WAS 1B +4.32
Daniel Mengden OAK SP +3.85
Austin Meadows PIT CF +3.59
Wade LeBlanc SEA RP +3.11
Francisco Liriano DET SP +3.11
Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B +3.11
Sergio Romo TB RP +3.00
Ronald Guzman TEX 1B +2.55
Greg Bird NYY 1B +2.23
Clay Buchholz ARI SP +2.11
Hanley Ramirez FLA SS -35.67
Alex Colome TB RP -25.71
Willy Adames TAM SS -8.09
Zach Eflin PHI SP -5.42
Zach Davies MIL SP -5.13
Tyler Clippard TOR RP -4.95
Ryon Healy SEA 1B -4.29
Jorge Soler KC RF -4.28
Luiz Gohara ATL RP -4.13
Ivan Nova PIT SP -4.13
Welington Castillo CHW C -3.87
Teoscar Hernandez TOR RF -2.83
Orlando Arcia MIL SS -2.78
Adam Duvall CIN LF -2.75
CC Sabathia NYY SP -2.66

Player News

Video Highlights

Date Matchup Score
May 25 SD@LAD 4-1
May 25 MIN@SEA 2-1
May 25 ARI@OAK 1-7
May 24 SEA@OAK 4-3
May 24 PIT@CIN 5-4
May 24 NYM@MIL 0-5
May 24 KC@TEX 2-8
May 24 HOU@CLE 2-8
May 24 BOS@TB 6-3
May 24 BAL@CWS 3-9
May 24 LAA@TOR 1-8
May 23 SF@HOU 4-1
May 23 SEA@OAK 0-1
May 23 SD@WSH 1-3
May 23 PIT@CIN 4-5