The Mets cut the last tie that united him with Robinson Canó

The New York Mets completed the paperwork to release second baseman Robinson Cano ahead of Sunday’s doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies.

The departure was completed nearly a week after the Mets designated the Dominican player for assignment, despite the fact that they still owe him nearly $45 million on his contract.

The Mets confirmed Cano’s departure in their pregame stats report and after manager Buck Showalter spoke to the press.

Cano, 39, missed all of last season while serving his second doping suspension. He was batting .195 (8 hits in 41 at-bats) with a home run, three RBIs and a .501 OPS in 43 plate appearances with the NL East leaders.

Canó has a .302 average, with 335 home runs, 1,305 RBIs and an .842 OPS in 17 Major League seasons.

The Mets will absorb the nearly $45 million remaining to be spent on the $240 million, 10-year contract that Cano signed with Seattle. He lost nearly $36 million over the two doping suspensions.

By being left out of the Mets, other teams could sign him for a prorated amount of the minimum salary of $700,000 this season and also the minimum of $710,000 in 2023.

In a trade that also got closer Edwin Diaz, the Mets traded five players to Seattle in December 2018, including top prospect Jarred Kelenic, the sixth overall pick in the 2018 amateur draft. New York agreed to take the $100 million. remaining in the last five years of Cano’s contract.

Canó ended up playing just 168 games with the Mets, hitting .269 with 24 home runs, 72 RBIs and a .765 OPS.

Read Also:  Healy Wins Tour of Slovenia Stage 8; Bilbao Claims Overall Runner-Up

Recent Articles

Related News

Leave A Reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here