Seattle Mariners Robinson Cano Suspended

Robinson Cano

Per baseball's performance-enhancing drug policy, a first-time offender receives an 80-game suspension. He will also lose his salary during the suspension, expected to be around $11 million.

Cano tested positive for the diuretic furosemide, which violates the MLB's drug prevention and treatment program. Its relevance to Major League Baseball is that the drug can be used as a masking agent for PEDs.

The 35-year-old Cano, a second baseman, tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

"This substance was given to me by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic to treat a medical ailment", Cano said in his statement. On Tuesday, Cano got more bad news, this time from Major League Baseball itself.

"Today I chose to accept MLB's suspension". I apologize to my family, friends, fans, team-mates and the Mariners organization.

As for the Mariners, they had already committed to giving Gordon Beckham a look at the keystone.

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"He has explained to us what happened, accepted the punishment and has apologised to the fans, the organisation and his teammates".

Cano hit.309 with 204 home runs, 822 RBI and a.860 OPS with the Yankees.

"Robinson made a mistake". His production declined a bit last season after he belted a career-best 39 homers in 2016. He was off to a decent start to the 2018 season.

Cano, who has hit at least 20 home runs in eight of the past nine seasons, was hitting.287 with four home runs before breaking his hand.

Robinson Cano had recently been injured after getting hit by a pitch during Sunday's game again the Detroit Tigers. He can serve the suspension concurrently with his DL stint.

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