The Mets shall be taking part in towards a well-recognized face in Monday’s collection opener towards the Braves.
Robinson Cano is ready to begin for the Braves at second base and bat ninth within the order. He’ll put on the quantity 22.
Cano’s callup to the main league roster comes simply in the future after the veteran lefty was dealt by the San Diego Padres to Atlanta in change for $1. The 39-year-old had an settlement with San Diego that he could be dealt if an MLB opening revealed itself.
Cano started his season with the Mets however was in the end launched in Might after struggling mightily on the plate. The Padres swiftly signed the second baseman to a significant league contract, however quickly after let him go after he produced even worse numbers and declined a minor league task. After surveying his sparse choices across the league, Cano ultimately returned on a minor-league contract with the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate.
The Mets nonetheless discover themselves paying for Cano’s skills, though he now not sports activities their uniform. They’re nonetheless on the hook for roughly $20 million of his wage this 12 months, in addition to $24 million subsequent season.
As for Cano, he’ll look to get payback tonight towards his former crew and chip away at their 1 ½ sport lead within the NL East.