Robinson Cano’s positive test for a banned substance and subsequent 80-game suspension announced this week came as no surprise to one of his former New York Yankees teammates.

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Robinson Cano’s positive test for a banned substance and subsequent 80-game suspension announced this week came as no surprise to one of his former New York Yankees teammates.

Mark Teixeira overlapped with Cano for five seasons in New York. During a guest appearance on the Michael Kay Show on 98.7 ESPN New York on Thursday, the former first baseman was asked if he ever suspected Cano of using performance-enhancing substances.

“Yeah, I don’t really want to get into too much detail. I love Robbie, I’m just not surprised,” said Teixeira, a baseball analyst for ESPN since retiring after the 2016 season. “I don’t really want to go too much further. But I think a lot of people are kind of saying the same thing.”

Teixeira did not offer any specifics or examples to support his assertion, though he did note that “Cano’s assistant was on the list for Biogenesis.”

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