New York Mets' second baseman Robinson Cano was just hit with a 162-game ban after he tested positive for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol. ESPN's Jeff Passan broke the news, which was confirmed by Major League Baseball.
It's the second time Cano has been suspended for PED use in his career — the first came in 2018 when he was with the Seattle Mariners and received an 81-game ban.
The news will put a damper on the second baseman's legacy. The 38-year-old has enjoyed a lengthy career with the Mets, Mariners, and, most notably, the New York Yankees. For a long time, he was one of the most productive hitters in the league and was seemingly carving out a case for Cooperstown, but that path will likely become even more muddled now.
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