New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó still unsure if he’ll be able to return from torn hamstring injury this season.
On Friday, Robinson Canó provided an update on his status for the 2019 season. The New York Mets second baseman suffered a torn hamstring earlier this month and has been on the injured list ever since.
It’s not the best news, as Canó makes it clear that he’s not sure if he will make it back on the field this season.
Robinson Cano told me he’s unsure if he will be back this season. Despite taking BP other day, he has a long way to go #mets
— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) August 23, 2019
The Mets signed second baseman Joe Panik after Canó hit the injured list. The San Francisco Giants previously designated Panik for assignment. Panik has driven in three runs in 13 games for the Mets, posting a slash line of .302/.348/.372.
New York also selected the contract of Rubén Tejada to add depth to the infield. Tejada had previously spent time for their Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse. However, the Mets designated Tejada for assignment after failing to reach base in nine plate appearances through six games.
If Canó doesn’t return this year, he’ll finish the season with 10 home runs, 32 RBIs, and a .252/.295/.415 slash line in an injury-plagued 2019 campaign. He’s only appeared in 86 games for the Metropolitans this year.
The Mets lost a 14-inning battle to the Atlanta Braves on Friday night by a score of 2-1. The defeat ended their previous five-game win streak. They’re now 67-61, sitting 2.0 games back in the National League Wild Card race. The only teams in front of them in the race are the Chicago Cubs (69-59), and the Washington Nationals (71-57), who lead the race by 2.0 games.