A couple of vaunted members of the Core Four were taken aback by the 80-game suspension slapped by MLB on former Yankees teammate Robinson Cano earlier this week.
“Definitely, something like that, it took me by surprise,” Mariano Rivera said on Thursday night at the 20th anniversary celebration for David Wells’ 1998 perfect game. “Robinson, when he came up to the Yankees, I took him under my wing and helped him.
Mariano Rivera was taken aback by Robinson Cano’s suspension. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
“Sometimes we make mistakes. I don’t say he did it on purpose, I’m just saying sometimes we need to watch it, because they (MLB) watch everything. But I would never say that he did it on purpose. I haven’t spoke to him yet, but he’s a good boy and I will never think that he did that on purpose.”
Jorge Posada called the suspension ‘tough, tough news.’ (Kathy Willens/AP)
The 35-year-old Cano tested positive for Furosemide, a diuretic often used to mask PEDs. The All-Star second baseman, who signed a 10-year deal with Seattle in 2014 after nine years in the Bronx, claimed the drug was prescribed to him by a Dominican doctor to treat an undisclosed medical condition.
Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games by MLB. (Patrick Semansky/AP)
“I just saw it. I couldn’t believe it,” Jorge Posada said about the ban. “I really don’t know the details. Super sad. We’re talking about a Hall of Fame player…It’s tough, tough news.”
Source: Ny Daily News