Robinson Cano suspended 80 games for violating MLB's drug policy

Robinson Cano suspended 80 games for violating MLB's drug policy

Robinson Cano suspended 80 games for violating MLB's drug policy

The 35-year-old is now nursing a broken hand which he suffered Sunday when he was hit by a pitch while playing against the Detroit Tigers.

Furosemide his also used to treat fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or a kidney disorder such as nephrotic syndrome.

Cano tested positive for the diuretic Furosemide, which violates the MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. "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".

"Recently I learned that I tested positive for a substance called Furosemide, which is not a Performance Enhancing Substance", Cano said in a statement.

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Cano can serve his suspension while on the disabled list but is now ineligible for the postseason should the Mariners get there and end the longest playoff drought in the four major professional sports.

"Robinson made a mistake".

The 35-year-old Cano is one of the Mariners' biggest stars, having hit 23 home runs last season after getting 39 in 2016.

According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, the 80-game suspension will cost Cano $11,851,852 in salary.

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