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Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano Suspended 80 Games for Violating Drug Policy


Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano will be suspended 80 games for violating the MLB drug agreement. 

Cano tested positive for a diuretic, a medicine that causes the passing of fluids through your body at an increased rate. Cano said in a statement that he did not realize that what he was taking was banned by the league.

The Dominican-born Cano is playing in his 14th season in the MLB, his fifth for the Mariners.

The eight-time All-Star was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Monday after being hit in the hand by a pitch from the Detroit Tigers’ Blaine Hardy. Cano, who was diagnosed with a broken hand, could be on the disabled list for another 4-6 weeks. His suspension, however, will start immediately. 

Cano has posted impressive numbers over his career, batting .304 with 305 home runs, winning the Silver Slugger Award five times.

A suspension for violating the MLB’s drug policy could tarnish the lefty slugger’s reputation and a chance at the Hall of Fame.

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