Sport Robinson Cano suspended 80 games for PED use

21:37  15 may  2018
21:37  15 may  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Robinson Cano has been suspended 80 games for violating MLB's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

a man wearing a baseball hat: Robinson Cano © (Getty Images) Robinson Cano

The league announced Tuesday, Cano tested positive for Furosemide, a Diuretic, which is in violation of MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. This is seen as a masking agent which MLB treats as a positive test.

The 80-game suspension is mandatory for a first offense for PED usage. Cano, 35, is batting .287 with four home runs and 23 RBIs this season. In his career, Cano has hit 305 home runs in 2,037 games. He is second all-time in homers by a second baseman behind only Jeff Kent (377).

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Cano released a statement through the MLBPA following the announcement.

"I would never do anything to cheat the rules of the game that I love," he wrote. "And after undergoing dozens of tests over more than a decade, I have never tested positive for a Performance Enhancing Substance for the simple reason that I have never taken one."

Cano signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners in 2014. According to Spotrac, Cano will forfeit $10.3 million in 2018 salary.

White Sox catcher Welington Castillo suspended 80 games for PEDs .
Castillo joined Robinson Cano as the second MLB player to be hit with an 80-game ban in as many weeks.Sources confirm to The Athletic: #WhiteSox’s Welington Castillo will be suspended 80 games for using a PED (not a steroid) in violation of baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement. https://t.

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