Mets Activate Robinson Cano From Injured List

Alex Greenberg
September 03, 2019 - 4:02 pm

The Mets are struggling to hang on in the race for the NL wild-card spots, but they’re now about to get one of their big bats back in action.

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On Tuesday, the team announced that it had activated Robinson Cano from the 10-day Injured List. Cano is with the Mets in Washington D.C. as they get set for the second game of a three-game series with the Nationals, but he isn’t back in the lineup just yet.

The 36-year-old suffered a torn hamstring in a game against the Pirates at the beginning of August. It was unfortunate timing for Cano, as he got injured right as he was seemingly finding his form at the plate. Cano was 7-for-11 (.636) in his last three games before the injury. The eight-time All-Star, who was acquired in an offseason trade with the Seattle Mariners, is batting .252 with 10 home runs and 32 RBIs this season.

Cano was a part of the disappointment that was the first half of the Mets season, but he now has an opportunity to come in and help just as the team is having some trouble keeping pace in the playoff picture. It's unclear just how much he'll play down the stretch, that might depend on whether Mickey Callaway's team can stay in contention.

Robinson Cano
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Even if he isn't chosen to field, he could still provide another hitting option off the bench. 

There were concerns that Cano could be done for the remainder of the season. Callaway spoke to the press before Tuesday's game with Washington and credited the second baseman for getting back to health so quickly.

"He did a good job with his rehab," said Callaway. "It really comes down to how does one heal, and do they do a great job with the rehab? And he heals fast, and did a great job with his."

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