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Robinson Cano Suspended 80 Games By MLB

What is Furosemide? Mariners' Robinson Cano suspended Robinson Cano Suspended 80 Games By MLB
Cary Erickson | 15 May, 2018, 22:42

Baseball sources confirmed a tweet from veteran reporter Hector Gomez that Cano had violated the Major League Baseball drug policy and would be suspended 80 games and be ineligible to participate in the postseason. "We will support Robinson as he works through this challenge", the club said.

"Recently I learned that I tested positive for a substance called Furosemide, which is not a performance enhancing substance", Cano said in a statement. Cano was hit on the right hand by Blaine Hardy, and fractured his fifth metacarpal.

Furosemide his also used to treat fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or a kidney disorder such as nephrotic syndrome. This substance was given to me by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic to treat a medical ailment.

An eight-time All-Star, Cano has hit 305 career home runs and has hit the most home runs among American League second basemen in baseball history.

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For more than 15 years, playing professional baseball has been the greatest honor of my life. Cano tested positive before the season and appealed the suspension, but has now chose to drop the appeal, according to T.J. I apologize to my family, friends, fans, teammates and the Mariners organization.

According to TJ Quinn of ESPN, a player is not suspended for using a diuretic unless it can be proven that it was being used to mask a performance-enhancing drug.

In his four-plus seasons with the Mariners, Cano owns a.294 batting average and an.824 OPS, and he averaged 24 homers and 90 RBIs per season from 2014-17. "I am extremely grateful for the support I have received during this process, and I look forward to rejoining my teammates later this season", he continued. He appealed the suspension but later dropped the appeal. Nothing showed up on that test.

Cano will lose roughly half of his salary for the 2018 season, or more than $11 million, according to Jon Heyman of the MLB Network. Cano was reportedly offered a seven-year, $175 million contract to return to the Yankees, but turned it down in favor of the longer and more profitable contract in Seattle.