Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinezisthe subject of a $1.5 million lawsuit that claimsthe pitcher knowingly gave a woman at least one sexually transmitted disease.According to the lawsuit, obtained bythe St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the woman saidshe tested foran unspecified, non-life-threateningsexually transmitted diseaseseveral days after having consensual sex with Martinez in December. The lawsuitsaidMartinez, who claims she was involved romantically on and off with Martinez since 2012, did not warn her of an allegedcondition upon reconnecting, according toTMZ Sports.MORE: When athletes give sports a bad nameThe lawsuit seeks actual, special, exemplary and punitive damagesfor “mental anguish” and “outrageous actions.” “I can tell you most a suredly the allegations are 100 percentfalse,”Ruben Scolavino, Martinez’s attorney, told TMZ Sports.Martinez was given permi sion to leave the Cardinals on Friday to travel to Miami, where the lawsuit wasfiled in district court.Martinezreturned for his start against the Nationals on Sunday but took the lo s after giving up four runs over6 2/3 innings.Cardinals generalmanager JohnMozeliaksaid the team is waiting to hear back fromthe commi sioner’s office before deciding how to respond to the allegations against Martinez.”We wait. And once we learn more, then we’ll have more of an idea. These are things you just learn as you go,”Mozeliaktold reportersMonday.My understanding is that he and his attorney are working on it.”The Russell Wilson Jersey 24-year-old is 4-1witha2.60 ERA to begin the season.

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