Mets designate eight-time All-Star Robinson Cano for project

The New York Mets designated eight-time All-Star Robinson Cano for project, a number of sources confirmed on Monday morning.

The transfer corresponds with MLB groups needing to trim their rosters right down to 26 gamers, nevertheless it additionally alerts the top to what has been a tumultuous union between Cano and the Mets.

The 39-year-old veteran, who’s owed $24 million every of the following two seasons, has struggled within the early a part of the season, hitting simply .195 with one residence run and three RBI in 41 at-bats. The five-time Silver Slugger has solely performed 168 video games since becoming a member of the Mets in 2018 on account of serving suspensions for utilizing PEDs.

The potential future Corridor of Famer has slashed .302/.352/.490 over his 17-season profession with 335 residence runs and 1,305 RBI.

The Mets additionally optioned right-handed pitcher Yoan Lopez to triple-A as a part of the roster-refining course of.

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