Robinson Cano is suspended for 80 games. Also injured. Legalized wagering is coming. The Dodgers are reeling.
I’ll bet you $50 that the recent Supreme Court ruling won’t have any effect on MLB Bullets.
- Before this column detours into SCOTUSblog, let’s talk about Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano being suspended for 80 games for testing positive for a diuretic, or a masking agent.
- Tim Brown notes that Cano is the latest to pull the “I didn’t know” excuse, although a suspension for a diuretic requires that MLB demonstrate that the substance was taken to mask a different drug.
- In what seems like a related fact (but according to reports, it isn’t), Cano will have surgery on his hand, which was broken on a pitch by Tigers pitcher Blaine Hardy. Cano will serve his suspension concurrently with his time recovering from the surgery. Cano tested positive for the banned substance over the winter and decided to drop his appeal yesterday. However, reports are that Cano and the union were discussing dropping the appeal last week, before Cano was hit by a pitch.
- Ben Lindbergh writes that Cano’s suspension is at the same time …Read the Rest
Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue