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- Robinson Cano received an 80-game suspension for violating MLB’s performance-enhancing drug policy — a ban that seems likely not only to severely hurt the Mariners’ playoff chances, but also significantly limit the 35-year-old’s chances of getting into the Hall of Fame once his playing days are done. For what it’s worth, Cano’s time spent on the DL while recovering from a broken right hand will count toward his suspension, but he’ll be ineligible for the postseason if Seattle ends its 16-season playoff drought.
- The Diamondbacks just continue to be torn apart by injuries, as center fielder A.J. Pollock — far and away their early-season MVP — will miss 4-8 weeks with a fractured thumb. He joins Randall Delgado, Shelby Miller, Robbie Ray, Taijuan Walker, and Jake Lamb on the disabled list.
- Twins catcher Jason Castro will miss 4-6 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee.
- MLB is hurting its own attempts to appeal to younger fans by punishing players for expressing their personalities through their cleats.
- In an extremely touching, made-for-Hollywood moment, Stephen Piscotty hit a home run in his first at-bat back with the Athletics following a weekend-long absence to attend his mother’s funeral.
- The Red Sox and Athletics Twitter accounts played Connect Four during a rain delay on Tuesday night.
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Today in Baseball: On May 16th, 1984, the Orioles release future Hall of Famer Jim Palmer after he posts a 9.17 ERA over his first five appearances of the season. Baltimore asks Palmer to retire but he refuses, instead attempting to catch on with another team. Palmer is unable to catch on elsewhere and finishes his career having played all 21 of his professional seasons in the Orioles organization. He unsuccessfully attempts a comeback with the Orioles in spring training of 1991 and eventually gets back in the good graces of the organization, as he serves as the team’s TV color commentator to this day.
Question of the Day: Does Robinson Cano’s suspension ruin his Hall of Fame chances?