(Reuters) – Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games without pay by Major League Baseball (MLB) after testing positive for a banned substance, the league announced on Tuesday.
The eight-times All-Star, who won a World Series in 2009 while playing for the New York Yankees, tested positive for the diuretic Furosemide, which violates the MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
The 35-year-old Dominican, who was placed on the Mariners’ disabled list this week with a hand fracture, was batting .287 with four home runs and 23 runs batted in (RBIs) this season.
A two-time Gold Glove winner, Cano began his MLB career with the Yankees in 2005 and signed as a free agent with Seattle in 2013.
(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Christian Radnedge)