Houston's Francis Martes suspended 162 games for second drug policy violation

Houston Astros pitcher Francis Martes is suspended 162 games without pay after violating Major League Baseball's drug policy.

What It Means:

This suspension marks the second time Martes has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. The 24-year old will need to sit out an entire year before possibly returning to Major League Baseball.

In 54.1 career innings pitched, Martes produced a 5.80 ERA and 69 strikeouts.