Heyman adds that the Cano suspension is for a diuretic (furosemide), which is seen as a masking agent. "While I did not realize at the time that I was given a medication that was banned, I obviously now wish that I had been more careful".
"For more than fifteen years, playing professional baseball has been the greatest honor and privilege of my life".
"Recently I learned that I tested positive for a substance called Furosemide, which is not a Performance Enhancing Substance", Cano said in a statement.
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It's the first major strike in a career that has Hall of Fame potential. Cano is now 583 hits away from 3,000 and was a shoe-in for Cooperstown. "We will support Robinson as he works through this challenge".
Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano rounds third base after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers, Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Detroit. He's on the disabled list with a broken hand.
Even if the injury is on the shorter end of the recovery period, Cano's suspension will last until the middle of August. Cano hadn't missed a game this season and hasn't played in fewer than 150 games in any of the past 11 seasons. A consistently strong hitter, he has eight All-Star selections, a.304 lifetime average and 305 career home runs.