There is no secret that Melky Cabrera and Robinson Cano were best friends during their time together in New York playing for the Yankees. So it was no surprise after Cabrera’s suspension, to hear whispers that Cano would be next. In this day and age of sluggers routinely being busted for performance-enhancing drugs, it’s not out of the realm of possibility to think a second basemen who crushes the ball like a clean up hitting first basemen, could very well be on PEDs.
Cano responded to the invalidity of these claims Via The New York Daily News:
“Not at all,” Cano told the News. “There’s no test or anything.”
“You can’t control what people say,” Cano said. “There’s a lot of negative stuff out there and I can’t control that. I have to stay above that. There’s been the same thing for a long time. It’s something I can’t control.”
Cano’s agent, Scott Boras, also told the Daily News that the rumors were baseless. He said his office had traced the allegation to a rumor that originated in the Dominican Republic, a reporter in the U.S. and a rival agent who has been saying that a prominent Latin player has been mired in baseball’s appeals process.