Mark Teixeira, who was a teammate of Robinson Cano with the New York Yankees for five seasons, was not surprised by the infielder's suspension for using a banned substance.
During an appearance on the Michael Kay Show on 98.7 ESPN New York, Teixeira 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," he said. "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 considered Cano's associations in his New York days when formulating his suspicions about him.
"Let's just use this situation here. Robbie Cano's assistant was on the list for Biogenesis," Teixeira said, referring to the clinic at the center of Major League Baseball's 2013 PED scandal. "Now, of course, [he] had an assistant, you know, buy stuff for him. Alex Rodriguez got popped by Biogenesis and Melky [former Yankees outfielder Melky Cabrera] got popped. They were best friends. When someone gets lumped into that group, it's because there's evidence. There's a paper trail, there's a smoke trail."