Mariners' Robinson Cano to be suspended 80 games

Robinson Cano

Robinson Cano has been one of MLB's top infielders for a decade. | Paul Sancya AP

This was the most hard decision I have ever made in my life, but ultimately the right decision given that I do not dispute that I was given this substance. "He has explained to us what happened, accepted the punishment and has apologized to the fans, the organization and his teammates. We are going to assist Robinson as he works by way of this problem", the Mariners mentioned in a press release. We really do and what he means to our ballclub and the organization. Whether looking at trade options at second base or in the outfield, Seattle is regarded as having one of the worst farm systems in the game, so there is little to offer potential trade partners.

So this may be more a case of not checking whether he needed a waiver before taking a prescription than attempting to cheat and get caught. Baseball's drug program doesn't distinguish between a healthy and unhealthy player.

In the near term, Cano could return from his suspension and keep right on hitting, just as teammate Nelson Cruz and several other players suspended under post-2006 rules have done. The club has already said center fielder Dee Gordon would not be moved back to his natural position to replace Cano. Last year, he missed a handful of games with a quad strain.

"For myself, it was tough". The Mariners announced that Cano suffered a fractured fifth metacarpal. I have fans out there, I have my son, I have to be a good example.

Furosemide is used to treat heart problems, high blood pressure and is a diuretic, which WebMD states, "causes you to make more urine".

Here's a list of current and former Yankees with steroids, banned substances and drugs in their rearview. Testing positive for a diuretic doesn't result in an immediate suspension.

Cano issued a statement on Tuesday, courtesy of Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times. MLB Senior Vice President Patrick Houlihan and union deputy general counsel Matt Nussbaum then worked to reach the agreement to accept the discipline.

Entering this year, Cano was putting together a career worthy of first-ballot induction into the Hall of Fame. He's had five top-10 MVP finishes and has been considered one of the best, if not the best, second baseman in the game for more than a decade.

"It's surprising, because I know Robby". Cano is expected to have surgery on the injury on Wednesday.

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. That's because on Tuesday, MLB would serve him with an 80-game suspension for violating their PED policy. However, he will lose almost half his $24 million salary from 2018. His 305 home runs are second all time among those to primarily play the position behind only Jeff Kent, and his 1,206 RBIs rank eighth and his 2,417 hits are 12th among second basemen.

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