Robinson Cano Suspended 80 Games By MLB

Robinson Cano suspended for PEDs in baseball stunner

Robinson Cano suspended for PEDs in baseball stunner

Cano suffered a fractured fifth metacarpal in his right hand when he was struck by a pitch from Detroit's Blaine Hardy on Sunday. It has not been reported what PED Cano was popped for as of yet, and the suspension has not been confirmed by Major League Baseball.

Unclear exactly when Cano failed his test - or what he was specifically using - but FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal says he will get hit with an 80-game ban for "violating baseball's joint drug agreement". Heyman adds that the Cano suspension is for a diuretic (furosemide), which is seen as a masking agent. In a statement released through the players' association, Cano says, "This substance was given to me by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic to treat a medical ailment". He said he didn't realize it was banned. He was placed on the disabled list Monday and was scheduled to see a specialist in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, the 80-game suspension will cost Cano $11,851,852 in salary. A consistently strong hitter, he has eight All-Star selections, a.304 lifetime average and 305 career home runs.

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