Barring some unlikely injury during batting practice or tumble in the clubhouse, Robinson Cano will be in uniform when the New York Yankees open their American League Division Series on Sunday. The Yankees' All-Star second baseman will be in uniform because he has not been suspended for using performance-enhancing drugs.
Cano's continued presence in the Yankees' lineup has caused Dan Tordjman, a reporter for WSOC-TV in Charlotte, N.C., to issue an apology. Back in September, Tordjman tweeted that the slugging keystone player had tested positive for PED use and was facing an imminent suspension.
According to the New York Daily News, Tordjman also made a contribution to the Robinson Cano Foundation to make amends for sparking the Cano PED discussion.
While Tordjman deleted his original tweets from September 20, The Big Lead was then able to get a hold of them.
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MLB.com writer Peter Gammons tweeted shortly after Tordjman's report that it was a "fabrication."
The rumors garnered so much attention on Twitter that Cano was asked if there was any truth to them.
"Not at all," Cano told The Daily News hours after the PED talk had his name trending. "There's no test or anything."
This isn't the first time a reporter has apologized to a player for reporting that he had failed a PED test. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com felt pressured to apologize to San Francisco's Melky Cabrera after the 2012 All-Star Game MVP vehemently denied his report of a failed drug test.
Of course, we all know how that turned out. Cabrera did in fact test positive for Testosterone.
Cabrera will not be in uniform as his team begins the postseason.