PITTSBURGH - Pirates outfielder Starling Marte spoke at length Monday with members of the Pittsburgh media for the first time since being suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball.
The following is a lightly edited transcript of his press conference, with Marte's answers translated by team translator Mike Gonzalez.
“I want to welcome everyone today. I’m very grateful to be here. Today, I sit before you guys humbled. The suspension, these 80 days away from the game, have taught me a lot. I’ve learned a lot. I matured a lot. I would love to share with you guys some of those things. I do ask that this be the last time that we speak about this incident and this situation. I do not want to be a distraction to my team. If anything, starting today, tomorrow when I put...
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