Mets designate Robinson Cano for task 

Robinson Cano is off to a sluggish begin this yr after being suspended for your complete 2021 season, and the New York Mets have lastly given up on the slugger.

The Mets introduced on Monday that they’ve designated Cano for task. Cano was owed greater than $40 million initially of the season with a contract that runs via 2023. The Mets should pay him that cash after he clears waivers.

A group may nonetheless take an opportunity on Cano, as he’ll value little or no. Nevertheless, it’s totally doable that the 39-year-old’s MLB profession has unofficially come to an finish.

Cano, an eight-time All-Star, has examined optimistic for performance-enhancing medication a number of instances. He examined optimistic for the banned substance Stanozolol after the 2020 season and was suspended for 162 video games with out pay. The previous New York Yankees star additionally obtained an 80-game ban in 2018 when he examined optimistic for a unique substance that he stated was given to him by a licensed physician within the Dominican Republic. His rationalization had some inconsistencies.

Cano was very productive in 2020 with the Mets. He batted .316 with 10 residence runs and 30 RBI in 49 video games. That now appears like a lifetime in the past. This may very well be the final we see of him within the majors.

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