Mets 2B Cano suspended 162 games by MLB after drug test

NEW YORK (AP) _ New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano has been suspended for 162 games by Major League Baseball after his positive test for a performance-enhancing drug. The 38-year-old Cano will miss the entire 2021 season and lose $24 million in salary. The eight-time All-Star hit a robust .316 with 10 home runs and 30 RBIs in this year’s pandemic-shortened season. The commissioner’s office said Wednesday that Cano tested positive for Stanozolol, an anabolic steroid. He was penalized 80 games in May 2018 while with Seattle after a positive test for Furosemide, a diuretic that some athletes have used to mask other substances.