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Carlos Martinez, recently cut by Red Sox, suspended for PEDs

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Carlos Martinez has been suspended by MLB for performance-enhancing drugs just over a week after being released by the Boston Red Sox.

The league announced the veteran right-hander, who made two starts for Triple-A Worcester, received an 80-game ban without pay after testing positive for Ibutamoren.

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Martinez, 30, has spent all nine years of his major-league career with the St. Louis Cardinals. The two-time All-Star signed a minor-league deal with the San Francisco Giants before the 2022 season but was released on April 28. He joined the Red Sox on a minor-league contract on May 7 and was cut after a brief stint in Worcester.

In two starts for the WooSox, Martinez allowed 10 runs on nine hits and three walks in 4.1 innings pitched. He was released on May 18.

Martinez was 62-52 with a 3.74 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 274 games (967 innings) for St. Louis.