Unconfirmed rumors began flying on Twitter Thursday that the Yankees' Robinson Cano is about to be suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, and Peter Gammons admits the reports aren't surprising to him.
"I heard something . . . about three weeks ago," the veteran baseball reporter and analyst said Thursday on 'Felger & Mazz' on WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub). "And, like a lot of things, I've . . . never gotten any confirmation."
Nor does he necessarily believe them.
"I'm not sold on the Cano thing yet," Gammons said. "Especially since most of the time, the Scott Boras clients are very careful . . . "
However, he's not ready to dismiss them completely.
"Now, people are very careful about letting any information out . . . But these things do circulate. The one that did turn out to be true -- but, again, I could never get confirmation even though I was told by about six sources for five weeks -- was Melky Cabrera (of the Giants, who was suspended for PED use last month)."
And it it were true, and the Yankees lost the services of Cano for the postseason?
"It would certainly be an incredible bombshell," Gammons said. "I mean, if you get one of the handful -- three, four -- best players in the league, a guy who's going to be in the top three in MVP voting, and he ends up testing positive and misses the postseason, it would be an unbelievable story. Really."