PHILADELPHIA — The Mets launched second baseman Robinson Cano previous to Sunday’s doubleheader in opposition to the Phillies.
The transfer comes per week after the slumping Cano was designated for task regardless of practically $45 million remaining on his contract.
The Mets introduced the information of their pregame notes and after supervisor Buck Showalter met with reporters earlier than Sunday’s video games.
Cano, 39, sat out final season whereas serving his second suspension for performance-enhancing medication. He batted .195 (8-for-41) this season with one dwelling run, three RBIs and a paltry .501 OPS in 43 plate appearances for the Nationwide League East-leading Mets.
Cano has a .302 profession batting common with 335 dwelling runs, 1,305 RBIs and an .842 OPS in 17 seasons. He has 2,632 hits, together with 571 doubles.
He’s owed $44,703,297 by the Mets from the rest of the 10-year, $240 million contract he signed with the Seattle Mariners. He has misplaced $35,741,935 due to the 2 drug suspensions.
Now that he has been launched by the Mets, a crew might signal him for a prorated share of the $700,000 minimal this season and pay the $710,000 minimal in 2023.
In a deal that additionally netted nearer Edwin Diaz, the Mets shipped 5 gamers to Seattle in December 2018 — together with prized outfield prospect Jarred Kelenic, the No. 6 general decide within the 2018 novice draft. New York agreed to imagine the $100 million left on the ultimate 5 years of Cano’s contract on the time.
Cano ended up taking part in 168 video games for the Mets, batting .269 with 24 homers, 72 RBIs and a .765 OPS.
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