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Astros' Francis Martes suspended for season for 2nd positive PED test

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Posted at 5:08 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 18:08:44-05

HOUSTON, TX — Houston Astros pitcher Francis Martes has been suspended for a full major league season after testing positive for Boldenone, the Major League Baseball announced.

The Houston Astros released the following statement:

“Throughout our system, players are educated through MLB’s Drug Prevention and Treatment Programs. It is disappointing when any player is in violation of the policies that are in place. We hope that Francis will learn from this experience moving forward. The Astros continue to fully support Major League Baseball’s Drug Prevention and Treatment Programs.”

Martes was suspended for 162 games by MLB today after testing positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance. The suspension will commence at the start of the 2020 regular season.