Robinson Cano Hopes To Play Again This Season, But No Timetable For His Return

Alex Greenberg
August 09, 2019 - 4:10 pm

Robinson Cano got hurt at one of the worst possible times, for himself and for his ballclub. 

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Cano had just been getting hot at the plate again, after he had struggled for much of his first season with the Mets. His injury also came as the Mets, one of the hottest teams in baseball, are pushing up the standings towards the playoff places.

The 36-year-old suffered a torn hamstring against the Pirates on Sunday, but he told the press on Friday that he still hopes to play again this season.

Despite Cano’s desire to play again this season, he still doesn’t have a timetable for his return. That should come as he gets deeper into his recovery and rehab.

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.

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Quad injuries have landed Cano on the Injured List twice already this campaign, so this current stint is his third of the year on the IL. 

The Mets haven't let up since Cano was knocked out of the lineup. Mickey Callaway's team face the Nationals on Friday night on the back of a four-game sweep of the Marlins.

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