Toronto prospect suspended for 80 games just two days after big league debut

Infielder Martinez disciplined for being caught using banned substances

A major league (MLB) Toronto Blue Jays prospect was disciplined after being caught using banned substances just two days after his major league debut.

The MLB office announced on the 24th (Korean time) that Toronto infielder Orelvis Martinez, who was caught using banned substances, was suspended for 80 games.

Martinez, who is from the Dominican Republic, was called up to the major league on the 19th. The Toronto club called Martinez up when starting shortstop Bo Bichette suffered a calf injury.

Martinez made his big league debut against the Cleveland Guardians on the 22nd, starting as the 8th hitter and second baseman. He finished the game 1-for-3 at the time. 메이저사이트

Martinez, who signed with Toronto in 2018 and came to the United States, showed off his batting talent by recording a batting average of 0.260, 16 home runs, 46 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.866 in 63 Triple-A games this year.

However, shortly after his big league debut, he tested positive for clomiphene, a type of infertility medication and a banned substance.

Martinez said in a statement, “Over the past two years, while trying to start a family with my girlfriend, I was prescribed medication at a fertility clinic in the Dominican Republic. I believed the doctor’s words that it did not contain performance-enhancing substances, and I did not agree with the club or the players’ union.” “I made a mistake by not reporting it to ,” he explained. 온라인 슬롯