Marte suspended 80 games for PEDs Marte suspended for 80 games 0:44 MLB Network discusses the news that Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended for 80 games for a positive PED test By Oliver Macklin / MLB.com | 28 minutes ago Pirates outfielder Starling Marte received an 80-game suspension without pay on Tuesday for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Marte, hitting .241 with two home runs and seven RBIs in 13 games this season, tested positive for Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance, MLB said. The suspension, which is effective immediately, makes Marte ineligible for this year's postseason if the Pirates qualify. "The Pittsburgh Pirates fully support MLB's Joint Drug Agreement, including the very tough penalties for violations of its prohibitions," Pirates president Frank Coonelly said. "We are disappointed that Starling put himself, his teammates and the organization in this position. We will continue to fight for the division title with the men who are here and will look forward to getting Starling back after the All-Star break." Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, D.C. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.