After Cano's suspension news broke, the whole Major Leagues and fanbase was absolutely shocked by it. Some hours after MLB released their statement regarding Robinson Canó's suspension, there are more and more details about the issue.
The player himself released a statement through social media where he tried to clear all doubts about his honesty and integrity as a ballplayer. In the statement, he made it clear that he did not consume PED's and he tested positive because of a diuretic that a Dominican doctor provided him.
Robinson Cano says he tested positive for a substance called Furosemide, which is used to treat various medical conditions in the United States and the Dominican Republic. "This substance was given to me by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic to treat a medical ailment.'— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) 15 de mayo de 2018
According to Cano, he was not aware that the substance in question (Furosemide) was banned by the MLB after this doctor from the Dominican Republic prescribed this medicine to Canó. But News Tribune's reporter, TJ Cotterill, says that this substance alone was not the reason on why the player was suspended.
Robinson Cano said he didn't know Furosemide was a banned substance. But MLB drug agreement states a masking agent only comes back as a positive test if they determine the player intended to use it to avoid detection of another prohibited substance https://t.co/iNuwLLNpKT pic.twitter.com/ULncEcmSgU— TJ Cotterill (@TJCotterill) 15 de mayo de 2018
According to him, "MLB drug agreement states a masking agent only comes back as a positive test if they determine the player intended to use it to avoid detection of another prohibited substance". This means that another substance was found prior to this positive testing.
So far, Canó was banned for 80 games for violating MLB's drug agreement and will serve this along with his disabled list stint.