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 Posted: Fri Apr 21st, 2017 02:09 am
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The Pittsburgh Pirates canceled an upcoming Starling Marte jersey giveaway two days after the outfielder was handed an 80-game suspension by the league for the use of a performance-enhancing drug.

"We decided that it would not be appropriate to provide the Marte alternate jersey on the originally scheduled day while Starling is on the restricted list,” Pirates spokesman Brian Warecki said in a statement obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Marte, an All-Star for the first time last season, is currently on the restricted list and won't be eligible to return to the Pirates' lineup until late July, while the giveaway was scheduled for July 2.