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Monday, July 13, 2020

Astros P Francis Martes suspended 162 games for using PED Boldenone

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The Houston Astros are cheaters in more ways than one.

Pitcher Francis Martes has been suspended 162 games for testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug Boldenone.

This is Martes’ second suspension for PEDs, which explains why his suspension is for a season’s worth of games. His suspension last year came when he was rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.

The 24-year-old pitcher went 5-2 with a 5.80 ERA in 54.1 innings last season. He was once a top prospect but has struggled in his last three seasons across all levels in which he has played.

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