Major League Baseball suspends Seattle's Robinson Canó 80 games for drug violation

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Cano had already been placed on the disabled list for six-to-eight weeks after he broke the fifth-metacarpal in his right hand, but the drug suspension will not begin until he's ready to be re-activated.

Cano also went on to state, "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".

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Cano also said he was accepting MLB's suspension, calling it "the most hard decision I have ever made in my life, but ultimately the right decision given that I do not dispute that I was given this substance". Cano wouldn't be eligible to participate in the postseason if the Mariners were to make it. May. He is a career.304 hitter with 305 homers and 1,206 RBIs. He's an eight-time All-Star and a five-time Silver Slugger victor. He issued the followed statement through the MLB Player's Association.

The office of the commissioner of baseball announced on Tuesday that Canó was suspended without pay effective immediately after testing positive for furosemide, a diuretic, in violation of Major League Baseball's joint drug prevention and treatment program.

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Eighty games is the standard suspension for a first-time offender.

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