Ichiro Suziki has been a star in MLB since 2001. For the first time in his career, he says he finds himself in the training room for an injury.
The Marlins outfielder suffered a bruised right knee and stiff lower back after an outfield collision Tuesday with Brandon Barnes.
Marte was suspended 80 games by MLB on Tuesday for violating the leagues drug policy after testing positive for Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance. He also won’t be eligible to play in the postseason due to the suspension if the team is able to overcome his loss and qualify for the playoffs.
The Pirates dealt with a similar situation last August when infielder Jung Ho Kang was accused of sexual assault shortly before his scheduled bobblehead giveaway promotion. The team offered fans the option of a voucher for a different item in lieu of the Kang bobblehead.
The NFL has given second chances to domestic abusers, drunken drivers and other criminal athletes, Hill tweeted. But an “un-American” player accused of singlehandely driving down the NFL’s formerly impregnable TV ratings? Whoa. That’s a bridge too far.