Sport Starling Marte's Apology Isn't Good Enough

02:36  18 july  2017
02:36  18 july  2017 Source:   12up

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Starling Marte ' s PED suspension isn ' t a death sentence, but he will have to do plenty of public rehabilitation to get back into the game's good graces. In all, there was nothing tremendously notable about either Cabrera's public apology nor his performance since returning (110 OPS+ and an

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended 80 games for performance-enhancing drugs Even absent more discipline and pop, that product is the best player on a team that has only a slim hope of contending without him. As PED apologies go, Marte ’ s is pretty standard; he claims

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Major League Baseball's reaction to Starling Marte ' s 80-game suspension Tuesday -- and the cloud that has now descended on the sport just two weeks into the season -- came in Marte ' s statement of apology through the MLB Players Association seemed to indicate he was also an unwitting abuser.

What we saw today was a Starling Marte who was past blame and ready to acknowledge his mistake. He’ s beloved amongst the Pirates fanbase and an example of how honesty, remorse, hard work and a good sense of humor can help a player rise above their past.

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​And just like that, Starling Marte has completed his suspension and will be back on the field for the Pirates tomorrow.

The 28 year old was suspended in April until July 18th after failing a drug test, testing positive for an anabolic steroid called Nandrolone.

Marte took some time on Monday to apologize to the fans of Pittsburgh as well as his teammates.

Sounds good enough. But wait, there's more.

The outfielder is still saying that he did not intentionally take the steroid. Marte is apologizing for being careless, rather than apologizing for taking a banned substance, which in my opinion is far short of showing remorse.

Nandrolone is a steroid which is generally taken by injection.

Marte said on the topic of injecting, "I would never inject myself, I don't even know how to inject myself."

Marte disappointed a lot of MLB fans this season when the announcement came in that he was suspended for 80 games, and I've got to admit, I'm a bit disappointed by his apology.

Hopefully he returns swinging a red-hot bat and his play redeems his actions. Either way, Marte has a long way to ago to earn back his respect around the league.

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