You won't believe how much money Robinson Cano is losing on suspension

Mariners All Star Robinson Cano will reportedly be suspended 80 games

Mariners All Star Robinson Cano will reportedly be suspended 80 games

He has explained to us what happened, accepted the punishment and has apologized to the fans, the organization and his team-mates.

"Recently I learned that I tested positive for a substance called furosemide, which is not a performance-enhancing substance", Cano said in a statement issued by the MLB Players Association. He also said he will accept the suspension, rather than exercise his right to an appeal if he hadn't already done so.

He will be eligible to return to the active roster in mid-August, rendering him unable to appear on the team's postseason roster should they qualify for it. I apologize to my family, friends, fans, team-mates and the Mariners organization. Sold under the brand name. Furosemide itself isn't against the league's rules, but if MLB determines a player was using it as a masking agent, the drug triggers a positive test.

Now, he becomes the most decorated player to be suspended for steroids since Major League Baseball nailed Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and others in the 2013 Biogenesis investigation - which did not involve a failed drug test, as in Cano's case.

An eight-time All-Star, Cano has hit 305 career home runs and has hit the most home runs among American League second basemen in baseball history.

It's the first major strike in a career that has Hall of Fame potential. "Our organization fully supports the program", the Mariners said in a statement.

Cano has played at least 150 games each season since 2007.

The ban is effective immediately and Cano is not appealing.

Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Miami Marlins to score Jarrod Dyson in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 17, 2017, in Seattle.

If there are no games postponed, the Mariners have 11 off days during the time of the ban, so Cano would lose 91-186ths of his $24 million salary, which comes to $11,741,936.

The Indians and Mariners have completed their six-game season series.

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