Astros P Francis Martes suspended 162 games for using PED Boldenone
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.
Astros pitcher Francis Martes suspended 162 games without pay after testing positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing drug. He was previously suspended for a similar violation in March.
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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.