SEATTLE – Seattle Mariners slugger Robinson Cano is facing an 80 game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's joint drug agreement, according to reports.
Hector Gomez, later confirmed by Ken Rosenthal, reports Cano will be suspending for steroid use. He'll be suspended without pay and it is effective immediately.
Cano, 35, was placed on the 10-day disabled list this week with a fractured hand after being hit by a pitch in a game against the Detroit Tigers.
Cano spent his first nine MLB seasons with the New York Yankees, before signing with Seattle in 2014. He has hit 305 home runs in his career with a .304 career batting average.
The Major League Baseball Players Association is releasing the following statement on behalf of Robinson Canó: pic.twitter.com/PIirT9gs7g— MLBPA (@MLB_PLAYERS) May 15, 2018
Cano said he legitimately was given drug he tested positive for, which is to help people with heart, kidney and stroke issues. pic.twitter.com/M2W29FjIZf— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 15, 2018