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Friday, May 13, 2022

Padres nearing deal with Robinson Canó

After being released by the Mets, Robinson Canó appears to have found a new home. The Padres are closing in on a Major League deal with the eight-time All-Star, sources told MLB.com on Thursday.

The move, which was first reported by MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, is not yet final, and the team has not announced the details.

The 39-year-old Canó was designated for assignment by the Mets on May 2 despite still having two years and $37.6 million left on his contract. He batted .195 with one home run and three RBIs in 12 games with New York in 2022. After being DFAed, Canó would make the veteran minimum in San Diego.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 13, 2022 at 01:21 PM | 34 comment(s)
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Monday, May 02, 2022

Mets’ Robinson Canó designated for assignment with nearly two years left on massive contract

On Monday, MLB clubs must cut their rosters from 28 players down to 26 players, and at least one big name has lost his roster spot: Robinson Canó. The New York Mets announced Monday that Canó has been designated for assignment. New York could have sent JD Davis, Luis Guillorme, or Dominic Smith to Triple-A to trim their roster, but instead they cut ties with Canó.

Canó, 39, is 8 for 41 (.195) with one home run in 12 games this season. The Mets owe him $20.25 million in salary this season and next (the Seattle Mariners owe him $3.75 million each year as well) and they are still responsible for that salary. Given the money, Canó will undoubtedly clear waivers and be released.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 02, 2022 at 11:14 AM | 59 comment(s)
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

‘Sometimes I cried’: Mets’ Robinson Cano reflects on suspension year

“It’s a hard moment. You have to sit in front of your teammates and apologize and talk to them. It’s harder than playing baseball,” he said. “This is something you don’t prepare a statement for. You have to say it from the heart. I am happy to be back and I want to be here to help this team. My biggest thing was not to be a distraction for the team. Especially this team, they have some new faces. They want to win. They spend the money. I don’t want to be like a stranger where no one wants to talk to me or the guys are waiting, ‘When’s he going to apologize?’ ”

Cano said he was devastated when he learned of his suspension and “disappointed in myself,” adding that he “failed” his fans, his native Dominican Republic and young players who looked up to him.

“To be honest, that’s something you don’t have the words to describe how bad you feel, not only as an athlete but as a person. You want to disappear,” he said.

He returned to his hometown of San Pedro de Macoris for a year of purgatory and penance, which he spent working out, playing winter ball, being a full-time father and fighting his first bout of melancholia.

“Now I know what it feels like when someone has depression,” he said of a sentiment so unfamiliar, he fumbled for a minute to find the word in English.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 19, 2022 at 10:02 AM | 9 comment(s)
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