Mariners' Robinson Cano to be suspended 80 games

Annette Crawford
May 15, 2018

Robinson Cano, who recently suffered a fracture in his hand after being hit by a pitch, will reportedly have plenty more time to heal up after being suspended 80 games for violating the Major League Baseball joint drug agreement.

This is yet another brutal blow for the Mariners and Cano owners alike, as his suspension comes just days after he was diagnosed with a fractured fifth metacarpal in his right hand. They could be without him longer because of a failed drug test for a performing enhancing substance. After that, the punishments are upped, with a second-time offender receiving a full-season banishment, and a third-time offender receiving a lifetime ban from the sport. He is second all-time in homers by a second baseman behind only Jeff Kent (377). An official announcement is expected later on Tuesday. Since starting his career with the Yankees in 2005, Cano has been named to eight All-Star Games and finished in the top 10 in AL MVP voting in six different seasons.

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