Because it isn't a great idea to outfit children in free shirts bearing the name of a player suspended for steroid use, the Pirates have canceled their planned Starling Marte jersey giveaway on July 2.

Kids under 14 who show up for the July 2 game against San Francisco will still get an alternate jersey; it just won't be Marte. The replacement player will be announced shortly.

Marte was suspended 80 games on Tuesday after a positive test for Nandralone.

Read more about the change in plans from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.