Why Mark Teixeira Wasn't Surprised By Robinson Cano's PED Suspension

Medical expert explains why Robinson Cano's suspension statement is flawed

Medical expert explains why Robinson Cano's suspension statement is flawed

Mark Teixeira and Robinson Canó would spend half a decade together on the New York Yankees.

While Teixeira wasn't surprised, he didn't feel like burying his former teammate.

Although he didn't go into deep detail due to his love for Robby, Teixeira also mentioned Cano's link to his apparent best friends at the time Melky Cabrera and Alex Rodriguez, who both have been suspended for PED use in the past.

Teix, who played five seasons with Cano in NY, went on "The Michael Kay Show" Thursday and revealed he isn't surprised Cano failed a drug test. "Of course, he has an assistant, you know, buys stuff for him". Alex Rodriguez got popped by Biogenesis. They're his 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". "Fifty-percent of guys popped I'm like, of course, knew it, others are a little surprising". "I don't want to get too much further but I think a lot of people are trying to say the same thing".

Cano, 35, was suspended 80 games by MLB Tuesday for testing positive for Furosemide, a diuretic often used to mask performance-enhancing drugs. In a statement after his suspension was announced, the second baseman said he wished he "had been more careful" with the substance given to him by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic.

As teammates, Teixeira, Cano, Rodriguez and Cabrera won a World Series with the Yankees in 2009.

While Teix says he didn't want to go further, he did explain his reasoning shortly after. You just kinda know as a ballplayer.

The 14-year big leaguer, who retired after the 2016 season, said baseball needs to "look at longer bans" for players caught violating the league's joint drug agreement with the MLB Players Association.

"We need to look at, OK, if you get popped, your contract can be voided".

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