Robison Cano suspended
Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano has been suspended by MLB for 80 games for testing positive for a banned substance.
He stated he would accept his suspension for taking diuretic furosemide and begin serving his suspension immediately.
Although a diuretic is not a steroid it is used as a masking agent. Cano said he took furosemide as prescribed by his doctor in the Dominican Republic for a medical condition.
Cano who stated, “I obviously wish that I had been more careful,” went on to say, “For more than 15 years, playing professional baseball has been the greatest honor and privilege of my life. I would never do anything to cheat the rules of the game that I love, and after undergoing dozens of drug tests over more than a decade, I have never tested positive for a performance enhancing substance for the simple reason that I have never taken one.”
Seattle, although disappointed, stated they will stand by him.