misc

Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano suspended for 80 games after testing positive for steroids

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano has been suspended for a whopping 80 games.


Brittany King


Robinson Cano has been popped for steriod use. 

 

The Seattle Mariners second baseman was issued a suspention on Tuesday for 80 games due to violating Major League Baseball's joint drug agreement, according to multiple outlets.

 

"Robinson Cano received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Furosemide, a Diuretic, in violation of Major League Baseballs Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Cans 80-game suspension is effective immediately," MLB said in a statement.

While I did not realize at the time that I was given a medication that was banned, I obviously now wish that I had been more careful.

Robinson Cano
Twitter

Cano issued a statement saying that although he accepts the suspension, he was prescribed the medication by a licensed doctor. 

 

"Furosemide is used to treat various medical conditions in the United States and the Dominican Republic," he said. "This substance was given to me by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic to treat a medical ailment. While I did not realize at the time that I was given a medication that was banned, I obviously now wish that I had been more careful."

 

The 35-year-old's suspension begins immediately.

SOU  RCES