The controversial MLB career of right-handed pitcher Carlos Martinez may have officially reached its end.
After the St. Louis Cardinals did not pick up his option for 2022, he became a free agent and signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants.
After being released by San Francisco, the Boston Red Sox took a chance on him.
He was only in the system for a few days before Boston let him go as well.
After being issued an 80-game PED suspension, Martinez is in more hot water, having just received an 85-game suspension for violating MLB’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse Policy.
Red Sox insider Chris Cotillo commented on the situation and how Martinez’s career is likely done.
Carlos Martinez was in the Red Sox system for about 10 days this year. This suspension is in the wake of an 80-day PED ban. His career is probably over. pic.twitter.com/x4Zfjgu38O
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) September 1, 2022
Is Martinez’s Career Over?
It’s hard to imagine another team giving Martinez another chance.
After losing his spot in the Cardinals rotation, Martinez has seemingly fallen off the face of the earth.
But his career has been full of controversy.
In 2014, the Cardinals disciplined him for displaying pornographic content on his Twitter feed.
He also found himself in a little hot water prior to last season for attending a live event during the height of the COVID pandemic unmasked.
Of course, he was issued a suspension this year for having failed a drug test.
Injuries and inconsistencies cut his time with the Cardinals short, so he wasn’t about to get a mega-deal from a team.
Now, he’s been issued another suspension, which could be the final nail in the coffin for his career, especially when considering the Trevor Bauer situation.
He’s currently a free agent, and if his career is indeed over, he leaves behind a ton of controversy.