Dee Gordon ready to play second base for Mariners with Cano out

Dee Gordon ready to play second base for Mariners with Cano out

Dee Gordon ready to play second base for Mariners with Cano out

That substance was a diuretic called Furosemide (also known as Lasix), and using it is a violation of MLB's drug prevention and treatment program. Furthermore, a source told ESPN that Cano's positive test occurred prior to the season at which point the veteran second baseman appealed.

"The substance was given to me by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic to treat a medical ailment". He said he did not realize it was banned.

Cano suffered a broken fifth metacarpal on his right hand after being hit by a pitch from Tigers' reliever Blaine Hardy on Sunday, and he was placed on the disabled list Monday.

Cano's suspension was a shock to his team. Alex Rodriguez, when he played, was a drug cheat. He will be out for six to eight weeks, which will count towards his suspension.

The Mariners issued a statement saying they were disappointed.

The Mariners subsequently released a statement of their own, which read: "Robinson made a mistake. We will support Robinson as he works through this challenge".

Gordon spent the first seven years of his Major League Baseball career as a middle infielder before shifting to center field for the 2018 campaign following an offseason trade from Miami to Seattle.

"It's surprising, because I know Robby. But after the Ryan Braun thing, nothing surprises me", said Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia, who was teammates with Braun in Milwaukee before the Brewers slugger tested positive for PEDs. In parts of five seasons with the Mariners, CanĂ³ is slashing.294/.353/.471 with 147 doubles and 101 home runs.

Cano, 35, is batting.287 with four home runs and 23 RBIs this season.

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