ROBINSON CANO SUSPENDED FOR 80 GAMES

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Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano has been suspended for 80 games due to testing  positive for a drug test. 35-year-old Cano had tested positive for Furosemide, a diuretic, In a statement released through the Major League Baseball Players Association, Cano said the substance had been "given to me by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic to treat a medical ailment."

Cano tweeted a statement:

 

 

 

 

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Cano, who is currently on the disabled list due to a broken hand he suffered in last Sunday's game, is now ineligible for the postseason should the Mariners get there and end the longest playoff drought in the four major professional sports. He will also lose his salary during the suspension, expected to be around $11 million.