Robinson Cano to Receive 80-Game Suspension for Furosemide

Mariners All Star Robinson Cano will reportedly be suspended 80 games

Mariners All Star Robinson Cano will reportedly be suspended 80 games

Cano, 35, tested positive for Furosemide, a strong diuretic, often used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. The suspension is treated as a PED though. According to MLB.com, Cano received the 80-game ban after testing positive for Furosemide, more commonly referred to as a "water pill", which helps to flush the body of liquid, thus causing more urine and diluting a drug test sample.

Furosemide is used in treating a variety of conditions, per WebMD.

According to T.J. Quinn of ESPN, the likely course of events that took place was Major League Baseball was "able to prove he was using it to mask a drug".

Cano was placed on the disabled list over the weekend due to a broken right hand he suffered when he was hit by a pitch in the Mariners' 4-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

Last season he hit the game-winning home run for the American League in the 10th inning of the All-Star game. A consistently strong hitter, he has eight All-Star selections, a.304 lifetime average and 305 career home runs.

MMO will keep you updated as more details become available.

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