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Could the Pirates Trade Starling Marte

Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ playoff hopes took a big hit as their centerfielder, Starling Marte, was slapped with an 80-game suspension for utilizing performing enhancing drugs (steroids). As part of the suspension, Marte is ineligible for the playoffs this year, but his mere absence from the lineup for half of the year likely will sink the Pirates’ slim playoff chances...
Via Off The Bench
4 days ago

Pirates won’t give away Starling Marte jerseys to kids in July

Almost immediately after the Pittsburgh Pirates learned they will play their next 80 games without Starling Marte due to a drug violation, the team had an easy decision to make. A Starling Marte jersey giveaway for kids 14 and under in July will still go on mostly as planned, but the kids won’t be getting the Marte jersey that had been advertised. The Pirates were scheduled to...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates cancel Starling Marte giveaway after PED suspension

The bombshell on Wednesday that All-Star outfielder Starling Marte had been suspended 80 games after testing positive for PEDs sent his Pittsburgh Pirates scrambling to alter their giveaway schedule.The Pirates announced on Thursday that they have cancelled an upcoming Marte jersey giveaway originally slated for July 2 against San Francisco.“We decided that it would not be appropriate...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Up, Three Down: Home run hitters are heating up

Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down — your weekly catch-up of the three best highlights (and lowlights) from around the league. We're here for all of the cheers and the jeers, because it's baseball. You can't have a winner without someone losing along the way.This week, we have some hot and cold outfielders, along with some evidence that robotic umpires may not...
Via Yardbarker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs seem to imply they think Eric Thames is using PEDs

It seems like some with the Chicago Cubs are ascribing Eric Thames’ hot start to the season to the use of PEDs without actually saying so.Thames, who spent the past handful of seasons slugging home runs in Korea, has been scorching hot to start the 2017 MLB season. He has six doubles and seven home runs for the Brewers, and produced three hits in each of the first two games of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB suspends Starling Marte 80 games for PED violation

Major League Baseball announced Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte will be suspended for 80 games without pay, news that was passed along by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.The 2016 All-Star tested positive for “Nandrolone,” a performance-enhancing substance and is a synthetic anabolic-androgenic steroid derived from testosterone. Marte has played in 13 games this season...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates outfielder Starling Marte suspended 80 games for positive test of performance-enhancing drug

Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marte suspended 80 games for PEDs

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance.
7 days ago

Chris Sale dominant in first start for Red Sox

The Chris Sale era has begun in Boston, and it looks filthy.The expectations couldn’t have been higher for the star left-hander whom the Red Sox acquired from the Chicago White Sox on Dec. 6.And after months of waiting, Sale finally made his Red Sox debut Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Fenway Park, and it was everything Red Sox Nation hoped it would be.Sale...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen has great reaction on move to right field

Andrew McCutchen’s days as the regular center fielder for the Pirates are over.Since making his major league debut with Pittsburgh in 2009, McCutchen has played in 1,190 career games. He has started 1,171 of them in center field. To say the 30-year-old has been a fixture at the position would be an understatement.There had been speculation during the offseason the Pirates would...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 06, 2017  |  Discuss

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