Mark Teixeira 'Not Surprised' About Former Teammate Robinson Cano's Suspension

Annette Crawford
May 18, 2018

On Tuesday, MLB announced Cano had been banned 80 games after he tested positive for furosemide, a diuretic most commonly used as a masking agent to hide the use of performance-enhancing drugs. "I don't think it's going to look that much differently to the point where you need a Bryce Harper or even a Manny Machado, for that standpoint".

"I really don't want to get into too much detail. I'm just not surprised", said Teixeira. "(Yankees GM Brian) Cash (man) had to catch himself in an interview a couple days ago, but yeah, not surprised".

Despite no further evidence existing that Cano used during his nine-year tenure with the Yankees, this recent claim from his former teammate certainly doesn't suggest anything otherwise.

"You kinda know", Teixeira said. See who they're hanging out with. "Fifty-percent of guys popped I'm like, of course, knew it, others are a little surprising". Cabrera, a Yankee from 2005 to 2009, was suspended for 50 games in 2012 while playing for the Giants after he tested positive for high levels of testosterone. In addition in 2013, Major League Baseball was investigating Cano's publicist, Sonia Cruz, when she turned up on the list of clients of Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch. It was later revealed Cano did not have any involvement.

Teixeira did not offer any specifics or examples to support his assertion, though he did note that "Cano's assistant was on the list for Biogenesis". Of course he had his assistant buy stuff for him. Melky (Cabrera) got popped. They were best friends. There's a paper trail.

"I agree we need to look at longer bans, or if you get popped your contract can be voided. There's a smoke trail".

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