Robinson Cano To Be Suspended For 80 Games

Robinson Cano To Be Suspended For 80 Games

The news comes just two days after Cano fractured a bone in his right hand when he was hit by a pitch in Sunday's game against the Detroit Tigers.

Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended for 80 games on Tuesday following a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug, Major League Baseball announced.

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Canó, an eight-time MLB All-Star and one of the sport's highest-paid players, has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for a banned substance.

Per baseball's performance-enhancing drug policy, a first-time offender receives an 80-game suspension. Cano wouldn't be eligible to participate in the postseason if the Mariners were to make it. May. Cano tested positive for Furosemide, a diuretic which is commonly used to mask PED usage.

While the Mariners had not announced a timetable for Cano's recovery, he could face surgery and was likely to miss at least several weeks with the injury. In his career, Cano has hit 305 home runs in 2,037 games. He was batting.287 with a.385 on-base percentage and four home runs in 39 games this season.

As for the Mariners, they had already committed to giving Gordon Beckham a look at the keystone.