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NL Central News: Pirates’ Marte Suspended 80 Games, Ineligible for Playoffs

Flying high after a sweep of the Cubs at Wrigley Field, the Pirates were brought crashing back down to earth this afternoon when it was announced that outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended 80 games for PEDs (Nandrolone to be specific). As if that weren’t bad enough, he will also be ineligible for the playoffs should the Pirates make it.

It goes without saying that this will impact the Pirates in a major way moving forward. While it’s too early to say that this torpedoes Pittsburgh’s season, it’s going to take a lot for them to overcome such a loss.

About Corey Freedman

Corey is a former MLB front office intern turned professional Cubs fan. After spending several years working for multiple MLB teams, he decided it was time to turn baseball back into a passion rather than a career. In between making content for Cubs Insider and being a professional Instagrammer, you can find him in Section 220, blissfully enjoying the season tickets he and his father spent 10 years on the waiting list for.

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