Former NY Yankees second baseman and current Seattle Mariners' Infielder Robinson Cano has been suspended 80 Games by MLB for using a performance enhancing substance.
Cano has played in 150 more games over the past 11 seasons and is the only MLB player to do so in that span—which is why his 1,783 games played are the most by any MLB player since the start of the 2007 season.
So what’s his secret?...Steroids. Cano tested positive for a substance called Furosemide.
In his defense, Cano says he was issued the drug “by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic to treat a medical ailment.” Then, when asked if he was sure he was a doctor, Cano replied, “that’s what it said on his van.”
No, no, I’m kidding, but really, I’m guessing the Mariners actual team doctor doesn’t live in Punta Cana.
Cano said he was accepting MLB’s suspension, calling it “the most difficult decision I have ever made in my life, but ultimately the right decision given that I do not dispute that I was given this substance.”
Now Cano will miss half of the season. Oh yeah, and half of his MLB salary which comes to $11,851,852.