A pitcher for the Houston Astros is being suspended for allegedly taking performance-enhancing drugs. Major League Baseball officials announced yesterday that Francis Martes failed a drug test and was suspended for 80 games. Martes is recovering from surgery on his elbow and wasn't expected to play until later this season.
Team officials said in a statement they hope he learns from his mistake. You can read that entire statement right here:
The Houston Astros released the following statement regarding today’s suspension of right-handed pitcher Francis Martes:
“The Houston Astros fully support MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment program. We hope that Francis can learn from this experience and that he returns to have a successful career. We will not comment further on this matter.”