Cano Suspended 80 Games For Violating Joint Drug Agreement


Cano suffered a fractured fifth metacarpal in his right hand when he was struck by a pitch from Detroit's Blaine Hardy on Sunday.

Cano, 35, tested positive for Furosemide, a strong diuretic, often used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Cano tested positive before the season and appealed the suspension, but has now chose to drop the appeal, according to T.J.

"Recently I learned that I tested positive for a substance called Furosemide, which is not a Performance Enhancing Substance", Cano said in a statement.

"This substance was given to me by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic to treat a medical ailment" he continued. Many people believe he was headed to the Hall of Fame. but this could derail that.

Cano can serve his suspension while on the disabled list but is now ineligible for the postseason should the Mariners get there and end the longest playoff drought in the four major professional sports. Cano hadn't missed a game this season and hasn't played in fewer than 150 games in any of the past 11 seasons.

Cano has been one of baseball's most consistent second basemen for his entire 13-year career.