While it was initially thought that Cano wouldn't be able to serve the suspension while on the disabled list, it turns out the suspension is effective immediately, so the veteran second baseman will be eligible to return in mid-August. He was batting.287 with four home runs and 23 RBIs this year.
Cano is now out injured after suffering a broken bone in his hand after being hit by a pitch. "This substance was given to me by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic to treat a medical ailment".
Furosemide, normally sold under the brand name Lasix, blocks sodium, chloride and water from being reabsorbed into the blood before becoming urine, thus causing an increase in urination. Cano was hit on the right hand by Blaine Hardy, and fractured his fifth metacarpal. I did not realize at the time that I was given a medication that was banned.
"He made a mistake", the Mariners said.
Cano has already come out with the cookie cutter denial we always see, with the word "never" attached to cheating the game or taking PEDs, while suggesting Furosemide is not actually a performance-enhancing substance and something he got for medical need.
Cano also stated that in 15 years of professional baseball he never failed a drug test "for the simple reason that I have never taken one". Our organization fully supports the Program. I apologize to my family, friends, fans, teammates and the Mariners organization. He has explained to us what happened, accepted the punishment and has apologized to the fans, the organization and his team-mates.
"We will support Robinson as he works through this challenge". He made his major league debut with the New York Yankees on May 3, 2005, when he was 22-years old.