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Former All-Star pitcher Carlos Martínez gets 80-game ban for positive drug test

Former All-Star pitcher Carlos Martínez was suspended for 80 games Friday under baseball’s minor league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance ibutamoren, which increases human growth hormone.

The 30-year-old right-hander signed a minor league contract with San Francisco on March 19. He was released and signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox on May 7.

Martínez made a pair of starts for Triple-A Worcester, at Toledo on May 8 and against Rochester on May 14, going 0-2 with a 20.77 ERA in 4⅓ innings. He was released May 17.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 28, 2022 at 12:08 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: May 28, 2022 at 10:55 AM (#6078796)
Shouldn't your sentence be reduced if it doesn't work ?
   2. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: May 28, 2022 at 11:19 AM (#6078799)
It's moot.
   3. depletion Posted: May 28, 2022 at 07:34 PM (#6078895)
I guess this ruins his chances for the Hall of Fame.
   4. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: May 29, 2022 at 05:34 PM (#6078989)
Former All-Star pitcher Carlos Martínez was suspended for 80 games Friday under baseball’s minor league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance ibutamoren, which increases human growth hormone.

And also another 80 games for what the Commissioner's Office calls, "sucking like Monica":

Martínez made a pair of starts for Triple-A Worcester, at Toledo on May 8 and against Rochester on May 14, going 0-2 with a 20.77 ERA in 4⅓ innings.

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