MLB suspends Seattle’s Robinson Canó 80 games for drug violation

Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

SEATTLE, Wash. – The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that second baseman Robinson Canó of the Seattle Mariners has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Furosemide, a Diuretic, in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Canó’s 80-game suspension is effective immediately.

In a statement, Canó says a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic prescribed him Furosemide, a masking agent.