The New York Mets have designated struggling infielder Robinson Cano for project.
Cano, 39, who’s owed $24 million every of the subsequent two seasons, is hitting simply .195 with one house run and three RBIs in 41 at-bats this season. He was suspended for the 2021 season after violating MLB’s coverage towards performance-enhancing medication.
All MLB groups should scale back their rosters by two gamers, to 26, by Monday. The Mets additionally optioned right-hander Yoan Lopez to Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday night time as a type of strikes.
The Mets acquired Cano from the Seattle Mariners in 2018, in a commerce that additionally introduced nearer Edwin Diaz to New York. The Mets surrendered prized outfield prospect Jarred Kelenic as a part of the bundle despatched to Seattle.
In three seasons with the Mets, Cano hit .269 with 24 house runs and 72 RBIs.
An eight-time All-Star, Cano has a profession common of .302 with 335 house runs and 1,305 RBIs in 17 seasons. He has 2,632 profession hits, third-most amongst lively gamers.
Cano’s agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, who was the Mets’ common supervisor on the time of the blockbuster commerce, informed the New York Publish that his shopper “completely nonetheless needs to play.”
“Given the correct state of affairs, he can nonetheless make a significant contribution for a workforce,” he informed the newspaper.
Van Wagenen added that Cano has a “nice deal of respect” for the Mets and “understands they’d a troublesome choice to make. He needs them properly going ahead.”
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