Former Astros top prospect Francis Martes may not get another shot at the majors after another failed drug test. Major League Baseball announced on Monday that Astros righthanded pitcher Francis Martes has been suspended for the entire 2020 season after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug known as Boldenone.
A Houston Astros fan has filed a class action lawsuit against the organization on behalf of himself and fellow season-ticket holders. The suit, filed by Adam Wallach last Friday, seeks damages in excess of $1 million.
While the league implemented more rules about sign stealing in 2017 and has sent memos to teams in each of the past three seasons, it was made clear before that club management would be held accountable.
Amid the backlash against the Astros' bungled apology press conference from last week, Carlos Correa has come out in defense of teammate Jose Altuve, who was the target of comments from the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger.