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Outside The Confines: Say it ain’t so, Cano

The second baseman will be out for the entire 2021 season.

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This week we saw the break of an unfortunate bit of news that has now fully derailed an incredible career of a second baseman who might have once been a Hall of Famer.

Robinson Cano has been suspended for the entirety of the upcoming 2021 season because of a positive PED test. This is his second suspension for the infraction, and Cano will not contest the ruling.

Cano’s first suspension came in 2018 when he was with the Mariners and he was required to sit out 80 games. Mets president Sandy Alderson commented on the team’s disappointment, saying, “The violation is very unfortunate for him, the organization, our fans, and the sport. The Mets fully support MLB’s efforts toward eliminating performance enhancing substances from the game.”

Because it was Cano’s second infraction, the suspension was automatically 162 games, and Cano will lose his $24 million salary for the year, which the Mets now have to spend elsewhere.

Let’s see what writers around baseball thought about this and the rest of baseball news.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.