LAST MINUTE: Robinson Canó will close his agreement with the Padres this Friday

Robinson Canó’s career in the Major Leagues is not over. Despite being released by the New York Mets, the Dominican infielder will close his deal this Friday with the San Diego Padres of his compatriots Manny Machado and Fernando Tatís Jr.

Jon Heyman assured that Canó could be active on the religious roster this Friday for the start of the series against the Atlanta Braves.

Cano’s role in the Padres is clear: He will be the team’s DH or pinch hitter when needed, putting his starting days behind him.

The Padres are expected to finalize a deal with Robinson Canó tomorrow, per @dennistlin pic.twitter.com/1FBDx4NkPj

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Cano was hitting .195/.233/.268 with a home run for the Metropolitans before he was released, so his options were limited. He will now sign a minimum salary contract to continue in the majors.

Canó was willing to earn 20.2 million dollars this season and the same number of million dollars for the 2023 campaign, before declaring himself a free agent in 2024. Remember that the Dominican waiter signed an agreement with the Seattle Mariners for 10 years and $240 million, when he was positioned in the elite of the Major Leagues.

«This is a position nobody wants to be in,» Cano told ESPN on Sunday. «One is never prepared for things, but when they come, one adapts. Let it be what God wants.»