Mets 2B Cano suspended 162 games by MLB after drug test
By admin - 2018-04-09 12:02:48

Robinson Cano’s Hall of Fame career is in danger, after testing positive for a PED. Here are the highlights:

  • The New York Mets second baseman was suspended for 162 games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday
  • He tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug for the second time in his career.
  • The 38-year-old Canó will miss the entire 2021 season and lose $24 million in salary. He is said to be preparing an appeal.
  • The penalty comes less than two weeks after Steve Cohen, a billionaire hedge fund manager, bought the Mets for $2.4 billion.
  • The commissioner’s office said Canó tested positive for Stanozolol, an anabolic steroid.
  • He was penalized 80 games in May 2018 while with Seattle after a positive test for Furosemide, a diuretic that some athletes have used to mask other substances.
  • “We were extremely disappointed to be informed about Robinson’s suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program,” new Mets president Sandy Alderson said in a statement. “The violation is very unfortunate for him, the organization, our fans, and the sport. The Mets fully support MLB’s efforts toward eliminating performance-enhancing substances from the game.”
  • There was no immediate comment from Cano