The New York Mets declared on Monday that veteran second baseman Robinson Cano has been selected for assignment, eliminating him from the team’s 40-person roster and properly ending his time with the Mets.
All MLB teams were being essential to trim their roster from 28 to 26 gamers by Monday, and Cano’s DFA, along with pitcher Yoan Lopez remaining optioned to Triple-A, obtained the Mets to 26 gamers.
Cano, 39, has not been undertaking properly with the Mets. More than 12 online games and 43 plate appearances, he is strike .195/.233/.268 with a person dwelling run. Even though it really is only 12 games, the Mets are a supernova proper now (they have gained all seven series they have performed due to the fact opening working day and have the ideal history in the Nationwide League). With the crew on this sort of a tear, they really don’t have the time (or potentially the motivation) to see if Cano will find his swing and make improvements to his timing. Regardless of owing Cano about $37 million for his 2022 and 2023 income, the Mets — and operator Steve Cohen’s very fats wallet — made a decision to shift on.
Cano’s time with Mets complicated by suspension
Cano’s rustiness is not just because of to the prolonged lockout for the duration of the offseason, which bled into spring instruction and subsequently delayed the get started of the normal season. He was suspended for the full 2021 year right after tests good for Stanozolol, a drug which is banned by MLB underneath its functionality-improving drug coverage. Cano really had a past suspension on his report, as he missed 80 video games in 2018 immediately after testing good for the banned drug Furosemide.