Dominican LEGEND returned from DOPING and will debut at LIDOM

By Robiel Vega / @ robielcuba87

Next Wednesday, November 10, LIDOM will make his debut in the Dominican Republic’s Winter League, one of the greatest players from that Caribbean country who has gone through the Major Leagues. I mean the waiter Robinson Cano; He will do so by wearing the colors of the Eastern Stars.

Canó, who signed a $ 240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners for 10 seasons in 2014 that was later taken over by the New York Mets by trading him in 2019, faced a 162-game penalty a year ago when he tested positive for stanozolol, an anabolic steroid.

Recall that in 2018 he had already been sanctioned for 80 games, when he was still a member of the Mariners, at that time he tested positive for furosemide, a diuretic that some athletes use to cover up the consumption of other substances. Although Canó stated at that time that the diuretic was prescribed for him by a doctor in the Dominican Republic: “to treat a medical condition,” but that he did not know that the MLB had prohibited the use of said substance.

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Now, after almost a year without participating in an official game, Canó will make his debut in the LIDOM qualifying stage for the first time since 2017, when he participated in a match and went 4-0.

During the past season he played the Play Off of that League and later participated in the Caribbean Series as a reinforcement of the Águilas Cibaeñas and in addition to being crowned in the tournament, he was the fourth best hitter in the tournament with an average of 368 (19-7 ), achieved the second best OBP (520) and was the leader in tickets received with six.

The debut is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10, in a match against the Tigres de Licey at the Tetelo Vargas stadium, according to the general manager of the Estrellas Orientales on the official Twitter account of that baseball organization.

Canó has a tremendous career in the Major Leagues, the 39-year-old bartender has 16 seasons on his shoulders, in which he averages 303, with 354 homers, 2,624 hits, 1302 RBIs and 1,257 runs scored. He has 938 extra-base hits and shows a batting line of (.352 / .492 / .844) (OBP / SLG / OPS).

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Canó’s contract keeps him linked to the Mets until 2023, so he will have two more seasons to show that he still has gas in his tank and that he can contribute a lot to the New York cause, an organization that could only win 77 games this season and that he finished in third place in the East Division of the National League.

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Dominican LEGEND returned from DOPING and will debut at LIDOM