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Starling Marte Discusses His Suspension One More Time on the Eve of His Return

Starling Marte will return from his 80 game suspension on Tuesday. Photo Credit: David Hague
Starling Marte Discusses His Suspension One More Time on the Eve of His Return

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.

Opening statement

“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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