Robinson Cano was already on the 10-day disabled list with a broken right hand. But now, he faces an 80-game suspension for a first-time violation of MLB's drug policy. The Mariners were already without Robinson Cano because of a fracture in his right hand. They will be without him even longer because of a failed drug test for a performing enhancing substance. Baseball sources confirmed an early morning tweet from veteran reporter Hector Gomez that Cano had violated the Major League Baseball drug policy and will be suspended 80 games and be ineligible to participate in the postseason. That means he will be eligible to return in the 121st game of this season, which is August 14 in Oakland. Cano loses his salary from those 80 games, which is just under $12 million
Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for the banned diuretic furosemide.
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Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano has been suspended 80 games without pay for violating baseball’s joint drug agreement, the league announced in a statement on Tuesday. Seattle Mariners SEATTLE MARINERS AMERICAN LEAGUE 3RD WEST DIV GB: 1.5 RECORD 23-17 3RD R 184 13TH HR 49 12TH LAST 5 3-2-0 ERA 4.56 23RD AVG .259 8TH VISIT TEAM PAGE second baseman Robinson Cano has been suspended 80 games without pay for violating baseball’s joint drug agreement, the league announced in a statement on Tuesday. Cano, 35, tested positive for furosemide, a diuretic used to help treat fluid retention and swelling that is caused by congestive heart failure, liver disease, kidney disease, or other medical conditions, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Cano violated Major League Baseball’s drug testing policy and on Tuesday was suspended for 80 games. Cano called it a careless mistake, saying he was taking a diuretic called furosemide for a medical condition he declined to reveal, insisting it was not a performance-enhancing drug.