Veteran second baseman Robinson Cano is close to a deal with the San Diego Padres, reported Jon Heyman of the New York Post.
The New York Mets released Canó last weekend and thus his separation from the club was officially finalized, which now allows him to sign with another organization.
If his arrival to the Padres materializes, he would have a substitute role behind the starter at second Jake Cronenworth.
Hearing Padres are close to signing Robinson Cano
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) May 12, 2022
The 39-year-old player recently published a video on his social networks in which he is seen training in the Dominican Republic while receiving a new opportunity in MLB, which seems to be close to materializing.
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With 2,632 hits, Robinson Canó is the player with the most hits among active players after Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera. Twice he has had at least 200 hits and three other times he has had at least 190 hits.
Can add to Jon’s breaking report that the Padres have been among a few teams that have inquired and that Cano is expected to sign a major league deal. https://t.co/r04sNfkva7
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) May 12, 2022
His best season in the MLB was 2012 with the New York Yankees, the year in which he posted a .313 average, .379 OBP, .929 OPS, 33 homers, 94 RBIs, 48 doubles and an 8.2 WAR. .
New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners and New York Mets have been his teams in the Major Leagues.