By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Canó has been suspended for 80 days. He violated the MLB’s joint drug agreement for the first time violation.
Cano, who was already missing time with a fractured fifth metacarpal in his right hand, will now miss time without being paid. He was hit by a pitch in his hand, which caused the injury last Sunday.
“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,” MLB said in a statement.
The 35-year-old is in the fifth-year of a ten-year, $240 million deal with the Mariners. According to Spotrac, he will not be eligible for postseason play and will forfeit $10.3 million of salary in this suspension.
Canó was placed on the disabled list by the team on Monday. He was supposed to visit a specialist in Philadelphia on Tuesday, according to ESPN.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, Cano’s 1,783 games played since the start of the 2007 season. That is the most in MLB in that span.
The Dominican Republic native, who will be 36-years-old in October, has a .287 batting average with four home runs and 23 RBIs this season. He also has 10 doubles and 24 runs in 41 hits.
He signed with the Mariners prior to the 2014 season. Cano played the first nine years of his career with the New York Yankees.
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