Rumors have been swirling on the internet that Robinson Cano will miss 50 games for violating baseball’s PED policy.
There is a good chance there is no truth behind the rumors. There has been no word from the league on the Yankees second baseman’s status. Charlotte television reporter Dan Tordjman first reported the rumor on Twitter.
However, word has spread on Twitter, and many fans are wondering whether or not Cano will be penalized for cheating.
Cano and Melky Cabrera were good friends when the two played for New York at the same time. The former Yankee was suspended in August for using performance-enhancing drugs, and the relationship between them has caused some to believe Cano might a cheater, as well.
A week after Cabrera was suspended, another ex-Yankee was caught using PED’s. Bartolo Colon is out for the rest of the 2012 season for using performance-enhancing drugs. The Oakland Athletics pitcher was in the midst of his best season in seven years.
When asked about Cabrera’s suspension, Cano said he was surprised to hear the news, and denied ever cheating.
“I don’t know, I never used any of those things,” said Cano. “I don’t know what to tell you about it. I saw it on the news. I feel sad about him, he’s my friend and I am always going to be there for him.”
Cano is recognized by many as being the best second baseman in baseball, making the All-star game in three straight years. He has a .301 batting average with 30 home runs and 78 RBI in 2012.