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Robinson Cano is again with the San Diego Padres.
Eight days after the team launched him, the Padres signed Cano to a minor league contract Friday.
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The #Padres absorb signed Robinson Canó to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A El Paso.
“I mediate he needs to get some consistent at-bats and behold what’s there,” Padres manager Bob Melvin acknowledged. “I talked to him for rather whereas, and he wasn’t getting consistent at-bats in New York, he wasn’t right here. He most well liked being right here with our guys. He slot in in fact smartly.”
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Bob Melvin on the Padres signing Robinson Cano to a Minor League contract earlier right this moment time: pic.twitter.com/xpRtB7frVW
Cano has had a mighty season. The 39-year-inclined changed into launched by the New York Mets in May perchance perchance perchance after he regarded in appropriate 12 games, hitting .195 with one homer and three RBI. The Mets quiet owed him $44.7 million of the 10-year, $240 million deal he signed with the Seattle Mariners after the 2013 season.
The Padres signed him later in May perchance perchance perchance, even though he didn’t fare better, hitting .091 with an RBI in 12 games. Per R.J. Anderson of CBS Sports actions, the Padres “requested Cano’s permission to possibility him to the minors [June 2], but Cano had adequate service time to reject any elective project and elect free agency as an alternative.”
Cano, an eight-time All-Extensive name, a two-time Gold Glove Award winner and a 2009 World Collection champion, changed into undoubtedly one of the well-known sport’s preeminent offensive second baseman all by design of his prime, hitting 25 or extra homers six instances, alongside with in five of his 9 seasons with the New York Yankees.
He changed into suspended 80 games for a failed efficiency-enhancing drug sign in 2018 whereas with the Mariners and the entirety of the 2021 season for yet every other failed check whereas with the Mets.
A third failed check would lead to a lifetime ban from Main League Baseball.
Cano hasn’t been an All-Extensive name since 2017 and has regarded in merely 260 games since the launch of the 2018 season. Now, he’ll strive to clutch his blueprint again to the mountainous leagues.