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Breaking: Mets Announce Decision On Robinson Cano

Mets second baseman Robinson Cano throws a baseball.

The New York Mets have made a surprising, yet long overdue decision on veteran infielder Robinson Cano. The 39-year-old has been designated for assignment.

Cano has struggled mightily at the plate this season, batting just .195 with one home run and three RBIs in 41 at-bats. The Mets owe him $24 million in each of the next two seasons.

The former Seattle Mariner missed the entirety of the 2021 season. He was suspended for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy.

“RHP Yoan López has been optioned to Triple-A following last night’s game and today infielder Robinson Canó has been designated for assignment, bringing the roster to 26 players,” the team announced.

As noted by MLB insider Ken Rosenthal, the Mets are on the hook for a large portion of Cano’s salary this season.

“Canó DFA’d. Mets at start of season owed him $40.5M in 2022-23. On the hook for vast majority of that,” he tweeted.

The Mets appear to be moving on. Will this prove to be the end of Cano’s career?

New York, meanwhile, is off to a blazing start. The Mets are 16-7 on the season and already three games ahead of the second-place Marlins in the NL East.