Mariners' Robinson Cano suspended 80 games for drug violation

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SEATTLE — Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano will be suspended 80 games for performance enhancing drug use, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.

Cano broke his hand in the team's loss to Detroit Sunday and was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday. Read more here.

We're following the investigation into Cano's failed test, and what this means for the Mariners this season for KIRO 7 at 11. Watch on-air or here.

Rosenthal also reports that Cano's suspension was pending at the time of his injury, and his time spent on the disabled list will count toward his 80 game suspension.

Robinson Cano has sent out a statement in response to the suspension, per Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times:

Before his injury, Cano was batting .287 with four home runs and 23 RBI's in 39 games.

Cano signed 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners, in 2013 after spending the first nine years of his career with the New York Yankees.

The Mariners are currently in third-place in the AL West with a 23-17 record entering Tuesday's home game against the Texas Rangers.

KIRO 7 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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