This is the most I’ve heard about Robinson Cano in 5 years. Which really is a shame for the sake of Major League Baseball. Ken Griffey Jr. may have had the sweetest swing ever, but Robinson Cano has to be top-10 all-time. And I’ve never seen someone throw as casually like he does. PLus he throws some heat from second.
Anyways, today’s not exactly a day to celebrate Cano, considering he just got popped 80 games for testing positive for a diuretic called Furosemide.
What’s a diuretic you ask?
Well, diuretics help you urinate quicker. So you can see why MLB would have problems with it.
Here’s a look at what the MLB drug policy says on diuretics though:
I guess there are some guys in the league who just have a really hard time using the restroom so lawyers had to be VERY specific about the language.
Cano is not fighting it though, as much as he said this in a statement released through the Players Association.
“I would never do anything to cheat the rules of the game that I love, and after undergoing dozens of drug tests over more than a decade, I have never tested positive for a performance enhancing substance for the simple reason that I have never taken one.”
Technically he’s not wrong. But this looks pretty weird when you consider the league has to be able to prove Cano’s intent with the drug.
Though it may only need to be ruled, “more probable than not,” and we all know how that goes.