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Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 3:36 PM
In a statement on Twitter, Cano said he tested positive for Furosemide, a drug commonly used to flush out the kidneys.
In a statement, the Seattle Mariners said the team is ‘disappointed’ that Cano used the banned drug.
We have issued the following statement on today’s announcement by Major League Baseball that second baseman Robinson Canó has been suspended for 80 games for a violation of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program: pic.twitter.com/VNEPgahIRS— Mariners (@Mariners) May 15, 2018
Cano broke his hand Sunday after the team’s loss to Detroit and was placed on the 10-day disabled list.
According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Cano’s suspension was pending when the injury happened, and Cano’s time on the disabled list will count toward his 80-game suspension.
KIRO reports that before his injury Sunday, Cano was batting .287 with four home runs and 23 RBIs in 39 games.
Cano signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners in 2013, after spending the first nine years of his career with the New York Yankees.