San Diego Padres make signing of Robinson Cano official

The San Diego Padres officially announced Friday the signing of veteran second baseman Robinson Canó.

In this way, the presence of the Dominican for the start of the series against the current champion Atlanta Braves is confirmed. Jon Heyman of the New York Post had reported in the morning hours that both parties planned to close everything today and finally the agreement was defined.

On his new team, the 39-year-old will be Jake Cronenworth’s backup second baseman and a left-handed pinch hitter. He might also see action occasionally as a DH.

The #Padres have signed INF Robinson Canó to a Major League contract. Details:

— San Diego Padres (@Padres) May 13, 2022

Cano was released by the Mets even though he was still owed a large amount of money. In 2022 he was only batting .195 with 1 home run and 3 RBI in 41 at-bats through 12 games played.

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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.

New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, New York Mets and now San Diego Padres have been his teams in the Major Leagues.