Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano will be suspended 80 games for violating Major League Baseball’s joint drug agreement, according to multiple reports. Cano, who was hit by a pitch and broke his hand, is hitting .287 with four home runs in 39 games this season. The injury was expected to keep him out until after the All-Star break.
An official announcement is expected later today and it is a stunner. Cano is already presumed to be a lock for the Hall of Fame. This suspension will likely make it less of a clear-cut case.