Marte, 28, is Pittsburgh’s staring centerfielder. He had previously played primarily in leftfield but moved to center this year after Andrew McCutchen was moved to right. Marte batted .241 with a .659 OPS in his first 13 games this season. He was an All-Star in 2016 for the first time in his career, leading the team with a .311 batting average and 47 stolen bases.
Marte was signed to a six-year, $31 million contract extension in 2014. The deal could be worth up to $53 million if Pittsburgh picks up its two club options at the end of the contract.
MLB’s policy on PEDs calls for an 80-game suspension for a first offense and 162 games for a second offense. A third offense will result in a lifetime ban.
Players who are suspended under the PED policy are ineligible to participate in that year’s postseason.