Mark Teixeira and Robinson Canó would spend half a decade together on the New York Yankees. But on Tuesday afternoon, MLB would suspend Canó for 80 following a positive test for a banned substance. Speaking during an appearance on “The Michael Kay Show,” though, Teixeira unfortunately isn’t too surprised.
“I don’t really want to get into too much detail, I love Robbie, but I’m not surprised,” he says. “I don’t want to get too much further but I think a lot of people are trying to say the same thing. (Yankees GM Brian) Cash(man) had to catch himself in an interview a couple days ago, but yeah, not surprised.”
But there’s a reason why Teixeira thinks this. A link, if you will. And he explains exactly that.
“Look at his situation here: Robbie Canó’s assistant was on the list for Biogenesis. …Of course, he has an assistant, you know, buys stuff for him. Alex Rodriguez got popped by Biogenesis. Melky (Cabrera) got popped. … They’re best friends. When someone gets lumped into that group, it’s because there’s evidence. There’s a paper trail. There’s a smoke trail.”
And while Canó remains adamant that he didn’t take a performance-enhancing drug, the fact is it’s a banned substance.
On the season, he’s slashing .287/.385/.441 with 10 doubles and four home runs. If the Seattle Mariners do make the playoffs this season, however, he cannot participate.