Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano apologized to his Mariners teammates, the organization and its fans for his 80-game suspension for violating baseball’s drug agreement.
Cano tested positive for Furosemide, a diuretic that can be used to mask performance-enhancing drugs.
“I wanted to apologize genuinely to the city of Seattle and to all the fans and the young baseball players in the (United) States and the (Dominican Republic) and most importantly to my teammates,” Cano said. “I wanted to show my face to you guys. I don’t think for me it’s fair to just come back and walk into the clubhouse.
“I wanted to do this earlier. But I don’t want to be a distraction for the team.