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Indianapolis Indians' Reyes to start season on suspended list

Pablo Reyes has been suspended 80 games under the major league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing drug Boldenone.
Pittsburgh Pirates' Pablo Reyes drives in a run with a double against the Miami Marlins during a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

NEW YORK (AP/WTHR) — The Pittsburgh Pirates' Pablo Reyes has been suspended 80 games under the major league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing drug Boldenone.

The suspension of Reyes, who is currently on the roster of the Pirates Triple-A affiliate Indianapolis Indians, will be effective at the beginning of the 2020 regular season, according to MLB.com.

Reyes has become the second player in three days suspended for Boldenone and is used commonly on horses.

Houston pitcher Francis Martes was suspended for the 2020 season on Monday.

Reyes played for Pittsburgh at the end of the 2019 season but was sent back to Indianapolis earlier this year.