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Mariners' Robinson Cano Suspended 80 games

16 May 2018

Mariners' star Robinson Cano has been suspended 80 games for violating baseball's joint drug agreement.

Beckham hit.176 in 11 games for the Mariners last season.

Cano tested positive for the diuretic furosemide, which violates the MLB's drug prevention and treatment program.

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The suspension begins immediately, though Cano, 35, an eight-time all-star, is now on the disabled list with a broken hand after getting hit by a pitch Sunday.

A two-time Gold Glove victor, Cano began his Major League Baseball career with the Yankees in 2005 and signed as a free agent with Seattle in 2013.

"He made a mistake", the Mariners said.

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"Recently I learned that I tested positive for a substance called furosemide, which is not a performance enhancing substance", he said. However, as Matt Eddy of Baseball America notes, he won't be eligible for the postseason should the Mariners qualify.

Cano released a statement saying that the Furosemide "was given to me by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic to treat a medical ailment".

"He has explained to us what happened, accepted the punishment and has apologised to the fans, the organisation and his teammates". Following the injury, Cano was placed on the disabled list and was scheduled to go to Philadelphia to see a specialist. They could be without him longer because of a failed drug test for a performing enhancing substance. The 31-year-old Beckham hit.300 with four homers and 15 RBIs in 25 games at Tacoma. Cano would go on to play in the Bronx for another eight seasons, becoming a five-time All-Star and would be a part of the 2009 World Series champion New York Yankees.

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Mariners' Robinson Cano Suspended 80 games