While most of baseball was stunned by the suspension of drugs from Yankees star Robinson Cano, one of his former teammates barely flinched.
Yankees retired first baseman Mark Teixeira said Cano tested positive for banned substance but did not shock him in the least.
"I'm not surprised," Teixeira said while on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York on Thursday afternoon.
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Teixeira said Cano's association with exposed ex-squeezers and Alex Rodriguez and Melky Cabrera, two of Cano's best friends and Yankees teammates, and Cano's link with the scandal of the Biogenesis 2013 they did it to shrink before the prohibition of 80 parties of the second base of 34 years.
Robbie Cano's assistant was on the Biogenesis list, "said Teixeira." Of course he asked his assistant to buy him things. Alex Rodriguez was prodded by Biogenesis and Melky exploded. They are your best friends. When someone groups in that group, it is because there is evidence, there is a paper trail, there is a trace of smoke. "
He also said:" I really do not want to go into too many details. I love Robbie. But, yes, I'm just not surprised. I do not really want to go too. Besides, I think a lot of people say the same thing. "
Cano said he tested positive for Furosemide, a diuretic that Major League Baseball considers a masking agent, said in a statement that he never used PED and that the substance was inside a medication that a doctor gave him to treat a medical condition.
Cano and Teixeira played together from 2009 to 2013. They helped the Yankees win a World Series in 2009 – with the help of Rodriguez and Cabrera
Teixeira said he had never used a PED.
"I can look everyone in the eye and say that I never did anything and it is likely that I have some companions that I played with, with whom I was very close, who they never did anything, "he said" But as everyone said, you just do not know. "
The 14-year-old who retired after the 2016 season said baseball needs to" look at the longest bans " for ju who violate the League of the Drug Agreement league with the MLB Players Association.
"We have to look, it's okay, if they blow you up, your contract can be nullified, I think we should absolutely look at those things, see other aspects of life, if you get caught with privileged information or if you get caught cheating on your taxes, you go to jail, you are forbidden for life in commerce, these are the types of things that happen to cheaters, in baseball, Eh, medium, in football, four games, whatever it may be. We have to see tougher penalties. "
Cano left the Yankees after the 2013 season. He was in the Hall of Fame until the suspension.
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