NEW YORK (AP) — Injured Houston Astros

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NEW YORK (AP) — Injured Houston Astros

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pitcher Francis Martes has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for the banned performance-enhancing drug Clomiphene.The anti-estrogen substance is used in fertility treatments and is employed by men to accelerate testosterone production. It is taken along with steroids to inhibit estrogen problems.Houston says in a statement “we hope that Francis can learn from this experience and that he returns to have a successful career.”A 23-year-old right-hander [url=http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-a.-j.-pollock-jersey]A. J. Pollock Jersey[/url] , Martes was considered the Astros’ top prospect entering 2017 and made his major league debut that June. He was 5-2 with a 5.80 ERA in four starts and 28 relief appearances for the Astros, striking out 69 and walking 31 in 54 1/3 innings.He made four starts last April for Triple-A Fresno, hurt his elbow [url=http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-yasmany-]http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-zack-greinke-jersey[/url] , and made a one-inning injury rehabilitation appearance for the Gulf Coast Astros on Aug. 2. He had Tommy John surgery on Aug. 15 and was expected to miss most or all of this season.Martes’ suspension, announced Tuesday, was the second this year under the major league drug program after Kansas City pitcher Eric Skoglund. Nine players have been suspended this year under the minor league program. NEW YORK (AP) — Gold Glove-winning second baseman DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees have finalized a $24 million [url=http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-shelby-miller-jersey]Shelby Miller Jersey[/url] , two-year contract.The deal, which would appear to eliminate New York as a destination for Manny Machado, was agreed to Friday subject to a successful physical. He will earn $12 million in each of the next two seasons.The 30-year-old LeMahieu spent the previous eight seasons with Colorado at hitter-friendly Coors Field and won the NL batting title in 2016 with a .348 average. He hit .276 last year with 15 homers and 62 RBIs [url=http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-chris-owings-jersey]Chris Owings Jersey[/url] , and he won his second straight Gold Glove and third overall.New York was seeking infielders in the absence of shortstop Didi Gregorius, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery and is not expected back until summer. The Yankees signed former Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki last week and said he will be their starting shortstop. LeMahieu likely will see time at second, third and possibly even first.Outfielder Tim Locastro for was designated for assignment to open a roster spot.