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Miguel Cabrera 'mad' about Robinson Cano's suspension

Sporting News logo Sporting News 5/16/2018 Gabrielle McMillen
a man wearing a baseball hat: Robinson Cano © (Getty Images) Robinson Cano

Miguel Cabrera is outraged over Robinson Cano's suspension for taking an MLB-banned substance.

The Tigers first baseman said he knows the Mariners star well and that Cano would never take a banned drug.

“I know Canó for a lot of years and I know he didn’t cheat,” Cabrera told the Detroit Free Press. “I’m f—--g mad right now."

“His doctor prescribed the medication. I think he got all the paperwork. Why he get positive? I don’t understand that. If it’s something for him to get better.”

Cabrera said the main reason he's upset is because he knows that the mark of being suspended for a positive drug test will affect Cano's chances of getting into the Hall of Fame.

“That’s why I’m so mad,” Cabrera said. “He’s a Hall of Fame player. He play every day. He do everything right. Now everybody is going to write all this stupid (crap).”

Cano's suspension was announced Tuesday after it was revealed he tested positive for Furosemide, a masking agent that dilutes urine samples. In a released statement, Cano said he didn't take the drug to cheat, but that it was prescribed to him by a Dominican doctor to help treat an ailment.

Cano, who is out 6-8 weeks with a broken bone in his hand, will have to serve an 80-game suspension. The ban will begin immediately.

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