New York Mets news: Robinson Cano suspended for entire 2021 season

Jul 23, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) tosses his bat after hitting a solo home run against the San Diego Padres during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

This obviously isn’t what new owner Steve Cohen wanted to hear early during his tenure. We have some New York Mets news around the MLB world. To say it isn’t good would be an understatement. Star infielder Robinson Cano has been suspended for the entire 2021 season after testing positive for a PED.

New York Mets news: Robinson Cano suspended for entire 2021 season

Boy, how the once mighty have fallen. Robinson Cano, 38, did hit .316 with 10 homers and 30 RBI during the truncated 2020 season.

Prior to that, he had struggled with the New York Mets since being acquired in a blockbuster trade from the Seattle Mariners prior to the 2019 season.

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Previous Robinson Cano suspension

Back in 2018, MLB banned the eight-time All-Star for 80 games for testing positive for Lasix, which is on the list of banned substances.

Cano knew then that another PED violation would result in a season-long suspension. That has now come to fruition.

Robinson Cano contract

New York Mets news: Robinson Cano suspended
Mar 16, 2019; Jupiter, FL, USA; New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) at bat against the Miami Marlins during a spring training game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

All of this comes with Cano playing under a 10-year, $240 million contract he signed with Seattle back in 2013. He’s under contract for the next three seasons at $24 million annually.

However, the Mets will not have to pay out the $24 million for the 2021 campaign. After purchasing the team, Cohen noted that he will increase payroll. If nothing else, this gives an unnamed new Mets general manager more flexibility in free agency and during trade season.

Even then, it can’t be seen as great news.

As for Robinson Cano, this latest suspension will certainly place into question his status as a future Hall of Famer. All things equal, he’d be a great candidate. The second baseman has hit .303 throughout his career with 334 homers, 1,302 RBI and 2,624 hits.

Stay tuned, there’s obviously going to be a lot more information as it relates to Robinson Cano’s suspension and his future with the New York Mets.

For now, things are not great.