Mariners 2B Robinson Cano has been suspended 80 games for using a substance banned by the MLB-MLBPA
Joint Drug Agreement. The ban begins immediately, and Cano will be eligible to return in the middle of August.
Cano was suspended for a diuretic known as furosemide that is prohibited by the JDA among other diuretics and
masking agents, as Jon Heyman of Fan Rag tweeted and the league has since announced. Cano has issued a statement
saying the “substance was given to him by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic to treat a medical ailment.”
Cano remains under contract with Seattle for five more seasons beyond the present one. He’s slated to earn $24MM
per season from 2019 through 2023.
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