Besides Broken Finger, Mariner’s Cano Suspended For PED Use
Hope the Mariner's have free agent Brandon Phillips on speed dial. Tuesday, the Seattle Mariners announced that besides missing probably at least four weeks due to a broken pinkie suffered when he was hit by a pitch, 2nd baseman Robinson Cano will be suspended 80 games for violating MLB's Joint Drug and Prevention Program standards.
The Mariners did not specify what happened, but multiple sources say Cano failed a PED (Performance Enhancing Drug) test. According to CBS Sports, he tested positive for Furosemide, a type of diuretic. Players are not automatically suspended for those kind of drugs, but they are often used to 'mask' or help the body flush out other types of PED's, and apparently that was the case with Cano.
This was the statement released by MLB Tuesday:
"The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that second baseman Robinson Canó of the Seattle Mariners has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Furosemide, a Diuretic, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Canó's 80-game suspension is effective immediately."
This was the statement released by the Mariners as well: