Seattle Mariners Robinson Cano Suspended

Seattle Mariners Robinson Cano Suspended

When the Seattle Mariners signed Robinson Cano to an astounding 10-year, $240 million contract, this is not what they envisioned taking place.

Seattle Mariners superstar Robinson Cano - one of the best players in baseball - will be suspended for 80 games after testing positive for steroids. this according to multiple reports. The 80-game suspension will cost Cano $11.85 million from his $24 million salary.

Cano has released a statement accepting the supension through his Twitter account. "He has defined to us what occurred, accepted the punishment and has apologized to the followers, the group and his teammates".

"Recently I learned that I tested positive for a substance called Furosemide, which is not a performance enhancing substance", Cano said. "We will support Robinson as he works through this challenge", the club said.

When news began to spread of the failed drug test, Verlander was already anticipating Cano's excuse.


Cano made his Major League Baseball debut with the New York Yankees in 2005 and played for them through the 2013 season.

Cano has been one of baseball's most consistent second basemen for his entire 13-year career. "Our organization fully supports the program", the Mariners said in a statement. Cano will not only be ineligible for the 2018 All-Star Game and postseason, but he'll also lose the money that he was set to make in that stretch.

The eight-time All-Star was hitting.287 with four homers and 23 RBIs this season.

With the news of Cano's suspension analysts and fans alike expressed their disappointment in the Mariners star.

Prior to the announcement Tuesday, there's been a LOT of speculation the team will pick up free-agent veteran Brandon Phillips, a savvy veteran who's played with several teams, most notably the Reds. The Mariners replaced Cano on their active roster with journeyman Gordon Beckham, who hasn't been an average hitter in the majors since his rookie year of 2009.

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