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Thursday, September 01, 2022

Former All-Star pitcher Carlos Martinez gets 85-game suspension for violating MLB violence policy

Free agent pitcher Carlos Martinez has been suspended 85 games for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.

MLB made the announcement Thursday, saying Martinez has accepted the punishment retroactive to June 19. Martinez will also undergo an evaluation and enter a treatment program, MLB said.

Martinez, 31, played nine seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals from 2013 to 2021 and was selected to the NL All-Star team in 2015 and 2017.

He signed a minor-league contract with the Boston Red Sox this season and made two starts at Class AAA before being cut. One week later, he was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a banned substance.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 01, 2022 at 11:41 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: September 01, 2022 at 04:26 PM (#6094050)
Some people retire gracefully after a final year in the sun, some people retire because the body won't do what the mind commands and some people have retirement thrust upon them
   2. ReggieThomasLives Posted: September 01, 2022 at 08:21 PM (#6094103)
Some peoples careers don’t end, don’t die, they kill it themselves in a multiple homicide. I’m shocked he didn’t also get caught stealing from the locker room and punching an umpire in his last game.

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