In yet another example that the Seattle Mariners can’t have anything nice, star second baseman Robinson Cano has reportedly been popped for steroid use. The Mariners were already expected to be without him for two months because of a fractured hand, and now it’s looking like he’ll miss the majority of the season.
A capital J out of the DR named Hector Gomez was one of the first to tweet the news:
Mariners fans lost all hope of this being shoddy reporting shortly after as Ken Rosenthal confirmed Cano will miss 80 games:
Not only does this news hurt the Mariners’ Wild Card hopes, it tarnishes Cano’s legacy and potential Hall of Fame candidacy. With 305 career home runs, 2,417 hits, eight All-Star game appearances, and two Gold Gloves he probably would have been an choice for Cooperstown by the end of his career… who knows after this.
There’s also bad news on the financial front as Cano will lose out on more than $11 million:
Update: Cano says in a statement he tested positive for Furosemide, a substance he claims is not a PED.