Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano took the baseball world by storm when it was announced in May he would besuspended80 games for violating MLB’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Nearly a month later, Cano opened up about hissuspension in detail for the first time.Cano met with reporters Saturday to publicly apologize and take ownership of his mistakes, although he wasn’t able to go into too many details because of his agreement with MLB.”I’ve been getting tested for the last 12 seasons and I’ve never had an i sue with MLB policy,” Canosaid, via The Seattle Times. “I was treating for some medical ailments and I was being supervised by a doctor. But at the same time, I understand that everything that goes into my body, I’m responsible for that.”Cano went on to explain that facing this punishment was one of the hardest things he’s had to deal with.For me, this is the hardest thing that I’ve been https://www.raysedge.com/tampa-bay-rays/denard-span-jersey going through in my life besides the death of my grandpa, Canosaid. As you guys know, I love this game so much. For me, baseball is everything. You know I hate to sit in the dugout and have a day off. Being away from the game and not being able to sit in the dugout and cheer for my teammates, that makes it even harder.Another element that made it https://www.raysedge.com/tampa-bay-rays/steven-souza-jersey hard for Cano is that many of his teammates were not aware of what he was going through and they had strong reactions to the announcement.It’s not a good feeling what I went through for a month and going out to play every day and knowing that you are waiting and having to see what’s going to happen, he said. The hardest thing was not being able to say anything to any of them, and they’re my friends. But I wasn’t able to say anything until they made the decision. That was the hardest thing for me to do when you come in every day and knowing that you want to say something but you can’t.I didn’t know what to really say. You don’t even want to go in there. You’ve been part of the team and one of the leaders and this kind of thing happened. Like I told Jerry (Dipoto), I want to go in as a man and talk to them and apologize to my teammates.Cano is aware of what a suspension like this could do to his legacy, but he isn’t worried about that yet as he said he intends to keep playing for a long time.”I would say I’ll leave that to the writers and you guys and the fans,” he said. “We all make mistakes. One thing I would say right now, it’s not about thinking about my legacy because I’m planning on playing a long time and keep playing the game I love. When the time comes that it’s time to hang up my shoes and retire, that’s when I might think about that. Right https://www.raysedge.com/tampa-bay-rays/adeiny-hechavarria-jersey now my focus is just to prepare myself and be strong for when I get back.”The league announced in MaythatCano tested positive forFurosemide, a diureticseen as a masking agent. Cano appealed the suspension, claiming the drug was prescribed for high blood pre sure, but dropped the appeal just a few days before suffering a broken hand during a game.