Former Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez suspended 85 games for violating MLB violence policy

Former Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez suspended 85 games for violating MLB violence policy
Former Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez suspended 85 games for violating MLB violence policy
Carlos Martinez has been suspended 85 games by MLB. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Former St. Louis Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez was suspended for 85 games by MLB on Thursday after violating the league’s violence policy.

Martinez violated the league’s policy on domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. MLB has not released details about Martinez’s case. His suspension – which is retroactive to June 19 – will not be paid and Martinez will have to undergo a treatment program following the suspension.

Martinez was a two-time All Star in his nine seasons with the Cardinals. He has a career 3.74 ERA, with 927 strikeouts in 967 innings. After a strong run as a starter, injuries limited Martinez’s effectiveness. He was used as a reliever in 2019 and 2020 before returning from 2021.

He entered the free agent market during the offseason and signed with the San Francisco Giants in March. The team cut him and he ended up with the Boston Red Sox in May. A week after signing with the Red Sox, Martinez was banned from 80 games by MLB after testing positive for a banned substance.

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