Robinson Canó
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New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó is progressing during his rehab assignment for Class-A Brooklyn.

Early in August, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó came up limping after rounding first base in a game against the Pirates in Pittsburgh. The Mets placed Canó on the injured list, as MRI tests showed the veteran infielder had torn his left hamstring. Canó didn’t require surgery, which was a big question in all of this.

Canó recently was assigned to play some rehab games with Class-A Brooklyn. On Saturday, the second baseman revealed how he’s progressing towards a return to the Mets.

“If everything goes well on Monday, I think that’s going to be my last game here and then I’ll go back and meet the team,” Canó stated regarding the next steps in the process.

“With running, I feel 100%,” he said. “This is the first time I’ve seen pitching live, and I think overall for me it was good because I wasn’t chasing anything”

When Canó returns, the Mets will be in a playoff-type atmosphere. This is something he didn’t really experience much of when he went down with the injury. All-in-all, Canó praises his teammates who have lifted the team to get to this point.

“You gotta give credit to the guys to be able to grind every day, give everything they got,” Canó said.

“I just can’t wait, I’m excited. I feel good [Sunday], hopefully [Monday] everything goes well and it feels good,” he added. “I’m excited to go back and be able to help the team to win.”

With Canó possibly returning to the team on Tuesday, it’s unclear what exact date the Mets will incorporate him back into the starting lineup. Hopefully, it’s as soon as possible. The Mets will need him if they want to make a push towards the postseason.

New York will finish their current series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night before heading to D.C. for a three-game series against the Nationals beginning on Monday.

At the moment, the Mets are 69-66, sitting 4.0 games out of the National League Wild Card race.

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