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New York Mets Designate Robinson Cano for Assignment – NBC Los Angeles

Mets designate Robinson Cano for assignment originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

With MLB rosters shrinking from 28 to 26 players on Monday, the New York Mets cut ties with a big-name player.

The Mets designated eight-time All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano for assignment.

The 39-year-old had gotten off to a rough start to the 2022 season, hitting just .195/.233/.268 with one home run and three RBIs in 43 plate appearances for the first-place Mets. He was making his return to the field this season after missing all of 2021 due to a second PED suspension.

Cano, who’s under contract through 2023, is owed $24 million this year and the next. The Seattle Mariners, who dealt Cano to New York in 2018, are on the hook for $3.75 million each season.

Cano is the closest active player to 3,000 hits with 2,632.

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