Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano Gets 80-Game Ban


Cano has been suspended 80 games for violating baseball's joint drug agreement, the league announced Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Cano, 35, had his hand fractured when Tigers righty Blaine Hardy hit him with an 88-mph fastball Monday.

Cano tweeted out a response on Tuesday morning admitting to taking banned substance - Furosemide and has accepted his 80-game suspension.

Cano is an eight-time MLB All-Star with 305 career home runs and more than 2,400 hits.

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

"Robinson made a mistake", the team's statement said. He will also be banned from the postseason if the Mariners earn a playoff spot. "Cano tested positive before the season, appealed (the decision), and dropped the appeal".

There has been no sign anywhere that Cano is slowing down, and - and this is really the baffling part - he still has five years and $122 million left on his contract with the Mariners after this season. He tested positive not for a traditional performance enhancer, but for Furosemide, a diuretic often used to mask other substances.

"For more than fifteen years, playing professional baseball has been the greatest honor and privilege of my life", Cano's statement read".

He apologized to his family, friends, teammates and the Mariners organization and expressed gratitude for the support he's received through this process. Cano tested positive before the season and appealed the suspension, but has now chose to drop the appeal, according to T.J. "We will support Robinson as he works through this challenge". Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, better players than Cano who were never suspended under the JDA, can't come close to being elected. Cano had not missed a game this season and had played in at least 150 games in 11 consecutive seasons.