Mets' Robinson Cano Tests Positive for PEDs, suspended for 2021 MLB Season
The New York Mets will be without a key contributor in 2021.
Second baseman Robinson Cano will be suspended the entire 2021 MLB campaign after testing positive for PEDs, according to ESPN. The eight-time All-Star will forfeit his entire $24 million salary as well.
Cano is just the fifth player in MLB history to be suspended for the entire 162 game season. That list includes Alex Rodriguez, Marlon Byrd, Francis Martes and Jenrry Mejía.
BREAKING: New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug and will be suspended for the entire 2021 season, sources familiar with the situation tell ESPN. He will forfeit a $24 million salary. News story will be up soon at ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 18, 2020
The Athletic reports that Cano tested positive for Stanozolol.
This is Cano's second positive test in his career. He was banned for 80 games back in 2018 while a member of the Seattle Mariners.
Acquired in 2018 from the Mariners, the 38-year-old hit 10 homers, 30 RBIs while batting .316 in 2020. When Cano returns in 2022, he'll still have two years and $48 million left on his pact.
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