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Robinson Cano issues statement clarifying he never took PEDs, accepts suspension

Robinson Cano issues statement clarifying he never took PEDs, accepts suspension

Seattle Mariners superstar Robinson Cano - one of the best players in baseball - will be suspended for 80 games after testing positive for steroids. this according to multiple reports. He tested positive not for a traditional performance enhancer, but for Furosemide, a diuretic often used to mask other substances.

Cano was hit on the right hand by Blaine Hardy, and fractured his fifth metacarpal. He was scheduled to meet with a hand specialist in Philadelphia early Tuesday. Baseball's drug program doesn't distinguish between a healthy and unhealthy player.

"Today I made a decision to accept MLB's suspension". He will also lose his salary during the suspension, expected to be around $11 million.

As for the Mariners, they had already committed to giving Gordon Beckham a look at the keystone. He was batting.287 with a.385 on-base percentage and four home runs in 39 games this season. He has explained to us what happened, accepted the punishment and has apologized to the fans, the organization and his teammates.

The Mariners subsequently released a statement of their own, which read: "Robinson made a mistake. We will support Robinson as he works through this challenge", the club said.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, Cano's 1,783 games played since the start of the 2007 season are the most in Major League Baseball in that span. Despite being on the DL, his suspension will start immediately and he will not be eligible for postseason play or the All-Star Game this season. Since starting his career with the Yankees in 2005, Cano has been named to eight All-Star Games and finished in the top 10 in AL MVP voting in six different seasons. He can serve the suspension concurrently with his DL stint.

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