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Seattle Mariners all-star sec­ond base­man Robin­son Cano has been sus­pended 80 games for vi­o­lat­ing baseball’s joint drug agree­ment. The league an­nounced Cano’s sus­pen­sion Tues­day in a stun­ning devel­op­ment for the stal­wart of the Mariners lineup and a club ex­pected to con­tend for a post-sea­son spot in the Amer­i­can League. Cano tested pos­i­tive for furosemide, a di­uretic. In a state­ment re­leased through the play­ers as­so­ci­a­tion, Cano says: “This sub­stance was given to me by a li­censed doc­tor in the Do­mini­can Repub­lic to treat a med­i­cal ail­ment.” He said he didn’t re­al­ize it was banned. “Robin­son made a mis­take. He has ex­plained to us what hap­pened, ac­cepted the pu­n­ish­ment and has apol­o­gized to the fans, the or­ga­ni­za­tion and his team­mates,” the Mariners said in a state­ment. Cano also landed on the dis­abled list Mon­day after break­ing a bone in his right hand.

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