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Mariners’ Robinson Cano suspended 80 games after positive drug test

Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 3:36 PM

Seattle Mariners’ second baseman Robinson Cano has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug. 
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Seattle Mariners’ second baseman Robinson Cano has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug. (Duane Burleson, Getty Images)

Seattle Mariners’ second baseman Robinson Cano will be suspended for 80 games for violating Major League Baseball’s drug policy, according to KIRO.

In a statement on Twitter, Cano said he tested positive for Furosemide, a drug commonly used to flush out the kidneys.

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In a statement, the Seattle Mariners said the team is ‘disappointed’ that Cano used the banned drug. 

 

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. 

The Mariners are currently in third place in the AL West with a 23-17 record entering Tuesday's home game against the Texas Rangers.

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