Posted September 21, 2012

Robinson Cano, MLB official deny PED suspension rumors

MLB

Robinson Cano said he is not worried about false PED suspension rumors. (Elsa/Getty Images)

New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano and his agent, Scott Boras, yesterday said there was no truth to rumors of Cano being suspended for performance-enhancing drugs.

A Major League Baseball official with knowledge of the league’s drug testing backed up Cano’s denial, confirming to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale that Cano did not test positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

“Not at all,” Cano told The New York Daily News. “There’s no test or anything.”

Cano’s agent, Scott Boras, told The News that the rumors were baseless. He said his office had traced the allegation to a rumor that originated in the Dominican Republic, a reporter in the U.S. and a rival agent who has been saying that a prominent Latin player has been mired in baseball’s appeals process.

The Players Association notifies players who test positive for performance-enhancing drugs, and players then usually turn to their agents and other representatives to prepare an appeal.

“I have not been told anything about it,” Boras said.

Cano’s friendship with Melky Cabrera, suspended by MLB last month for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, led to speculation that Cano would also test positive. But Cano said he isn’t concerned about what other people say or think.

“You can’t control what people say,” Cano said. “There’s a lot of negative stuff out there and I can’t control that. I have to stay above that. There’s been the same thing for a long time. It’s something I can’t control.”


16 comments
clemente21
clemente21

He plays for the Yanks, MLB would never crack down on an active Yanks player...

Wisconsin Death Trip
Wisconsin Death Trip

Solve the drug problem by letting everyone do as the want. If you want to drop dead from the abuse by the time your 40-50 years old, that's your problem. If you want to play clean and sober, fine. Just as long as you sign a waiver stating you're responsible for your own medical bills, and not the tax payers. Just have the liberals pay for it....

josephprov
josephprov

@Jeffrao81 some Boston fan must have started that rumor... #spoilers

boyet804
boyet804

@SInow @RobinsonCano @MLB so is he suspended or not ??

iBCodyB
iBCodyB

@TheBigFistBabe5 @d_laud62 wow people are freakin stupid

tillzen
tillzen

 If a Libertarian ever thought ANYTHING through it's be the first time. Freedom to go to an early grave may appeal to you but far too often you take the innocent bystanders along with you. No doubt "liberals" and their laws cramp your freewheelin' style but with less rules and less laws mayhem ensues and society descends into a free-for-all. I'm guessing you'd prefer that as then you can further check out from the human race.  Rules and laws and parameters are less fun for sure but I've yet to meet a Libertarian who loved anyone more than themselves.

graymer714
graymer714

 @Wisconsin Death Trip Problem is this puts the clean players at a competitive disadvantage, and a guy shouldn't have to jeopardize his help to keep up with the cheaters.

Jeffrao81
Jeffrao81

@josephprov its the melky bromance...guilty by association. Admit it, you're a huge sox fan this weekend.

josephprov
josephprov

@Jeffrao81 hasn't been on the team in almost 2 years lol...I could never genuinely root for such a despicable team...but

iBCodyB
iBCodyB

@TheBigFistBabe5 @d_laud62 seriously tho I can't stand how stupid people are

josephprov
josephprov

@Jeffrao81 lol with valentine on the bench I wouldn't be surprised...dude is demented

Jeffrao81
Jeffrao81

@josephprov hope they lay down.

Jeffrao81
Jeffrao81

@josephprov mauro gomez is nasty

TheBigFistBabe5
TheBigFistBabe5

@iBCodyB @d_laud62 I know...its crap I hate it so much