As The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal and Deportivo Z 101's Hector Gomez first reported, All-Star 2nd baseman for the Seattle Mariners Robinson Cano (pictured above) has been suspended by Major League Baseball for 80 games for violating the league's joint drug agreement.

Cano is currently on the 10-day disabled list after breaking the pinky finger on his right hand when he got hit by a pitch from Detroit Tigers pitcher Blaine Hardy last Sunday.  He was hitting .287 with 4 home runs so far this season.

Cano issued a statement on Tuesday, courtesy of Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times.

Cano is in the fifth year of a 10-year, $240 million contract.  His suspension will begin immediately.  The Mariners are 23-17 and are 1 1/2 games behind the LA Angels and Houston Astros in the American League Western Division.

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