Robinson Cano
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New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano hopes to rejoin the team Tuesday night when they begin their six-game homestand. 

The New York Mets are very close to getting their second baseman, Robinson Cano, back in the starting lineup.

On Tuesday, the Mets are slated to activate Cano who’s been rehabbing a strained left quadriceps that’s kept him out of action since May 23. Cano mentioned that being activated Tuesday is “the hope,” per Tim Healey of Newsday.

The rehab program has consisted of numerous running drills, including rounding the bases. Cano also provided an update on the program.

“We might run them again Tuesday, see how that goes and then we can go from there,” Cano said. “It’s kind of sad not being out there. I love to play the game. It doesn’t matter for me how good or bad I’m doing. This game, the thing is you always got tomorrow. Looking forward to Tuesday hopefully. I’m tired of sitting, watching games.”

If on schedule, Cano would return to the starting lineup at the start of a six-game homestand for the Mets. They play the San Francisco Giants during the week. New York finishes off the homestand with a weekend series against the Colorado Rockies.

The Mets could use a few wins during this stretch of games at Citi Field. They’re currently third place in the NL East with a 28-31 record, five games behind the division-leading Philadelphia Phillies.

Cano hasn’t had the greatest of seasons thus far. The veteran has hit three home runs with a batting average of .241 through 45 games this year. New York is hoping Cano can give the Metropolitans a boost with his bat and his glove when he returns to the lineup.

First pitch for the Mets and Giants on Tuesday is at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.