Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Robinson Cano Suspended 80 Games After Testing Positive For Diuretic

Robinson Cano Suspended 80 Games After Testing Positive For Diuretic

Source confirms: #Mariners' Cano will be suspended 80 games for violating baseball's joint drug agreement.

Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended for 80 games on Tuesday following a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug, Major League Baseball announced.

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"Robinson made a mistake".

If the performance-enhancing drug stigma is attached to him, however, it will be hard for him to gain entry into Cooperstown, New York, as Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens can attest to.

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Cano suffered a fractured fifth metacarpal in his right hand when he was struck by a pitch from Detroit's Blaine Hardy on Sunday. While it was initially thought that Cano wouldn't be able to serve the suspension while on the disabled list, it turns out the suspension is effective immediately, so the veteran second baseman will be eligible to return in mid-August. He is batting.287 with 23 RBIs and 10 home runs in 39 games played this season for the Mariners, who are now in third place in the American League West, one and a half games behind the division-leading Los Angeles Angels. He'll still lose a lot of money, though.

Prior to the injury, Cano was hitting.287 with four home runs and 23 RBI.

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