The drug is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of banned drugs because it's allegedly used to help mask the use of other drugs, such as steroids.
Cano, who had yet to miss a Mariners game this season after his 23-home run campaign in 2017, said in his statement that he does not consider Furosemide a "performance-enhancing drug" and that he received it from a "licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic to treat a medical ailment".
"Today I made a decision to accept MLB's suspension". I apologize to my family, friends, fans, teammates and the Mariners organization.
It's the first major strike in a career that has Hall of Fame potential. Cano is an eight-time All-Star but now must deal with the stigma of a suspension.
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American will also train its employees on how better to distinguish a support animal from a pet. Neither will support dogs that growl at, jump on or try to bite other fliers.
The Mariners released a statement following today's announcement that reads, "Robinson made a mistake".
"He has explained to us what happened, accepted the punishment and has apologised to the fans, the organisation and his teammates".
Hope the Mariner's have free agent Brandon Phillips on speed dial. Tuesday, the Seattle Mariners announced that besides missing probably at least four weeks due to a broken pinkie suffered when he was hit by a pitch, 2nd baseman Robinson Cano will be suspended 80 games for violating MLB's Joint Drug and Prevention Program standards. Cano was reportedly offered a seven-year, $175 million contract to return to the Yankees, but turned it down in favor of the longer and more profitable contract in Seattle.
Last season he hit the game-winning home run for the American League in the 10th inning of the All-Star game. He's appeared healthier and quicker than the past few seasons when he's played through leg injuries that at times limited his range.