Robinson Cano opens on depression he experienced after massive suspension

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Robinson Cano opens on depression he experienced after massive suspension

New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano revealed he found himself in a dark place after being suspended for the whole 2021 season because of the PED suspension. In 2020 November, it was announced Cano was suspended for 162 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

Also, Cano's entire salary of $24 million for the 2021 season was forfeited. After being hit by the suspension, Cano returned to his native Dominican Republic. Cano admitted he wanted to "disappear" and experienced how it feels to be depressed.

“To be honest, that’s something you don’t have the words to describe how bad you feel, not only as an athlete but as a person. You want to disappear,” Cano told The Post.

Cano: I didn't want to show I was struggling

“Now I know what it feels like when someone has depression,” Cano said.

Cano wasn't doing well but he was giving his best to remain strong. Cano credited his children for helping him overcome his dark period. “No, I don’t want to speak to nobody. I don’t want to tell anybody.

I didn’t want my family to see me like that. I’m the happiest guy always smiling. I don’t want to take that away. I don’t want my kids to see me like this. When I am with my kids, I try to be the happiest man in life,” Cano added.

Not being able to help his teammates was extremely tough for Cano. “Every day, I sit down and watch the game. It’s hard to watch on TV and know that you have the talent and ability to be out there. Not only performance but being a leader in the clubhouse,” he said, adding, “sometimes I cried”.

After arriving to spring training, Cano apologized to his teammates. Mets players accepted Cano's apology and the team is now focused on winning the World Series.