Robinson Canó
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The New York Mets have activated second baseman Robinson Canó, who was out with a torn left hamstring, from the injured list.

He’s back, finally. After missing much of August, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó has been activated from the injured list.

The team announced the activation via Twitter on Tuesday.

Early in August, Canó came up limping after rounding first base in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He initially tried to stretch a base hit into a double. Canó ended up being tagged out on the play, as the veteran didn’t even have the strength to make it back to the bag in time.

After leaving the game and undergoing an MRI, tests revealed Canó had a torn left hamstring. He ultimately didn’t require surgery, which was an important question in this entire situation.

Since then, the Mets made numerous moves for reinforcements at the second base spot. They inked a deal with veteran Joe Panik after the San Francisco Giants designated him for assignment. New York also selected the contract of Rubén Tejada, who was previously with Triple-A Syracuse.

It was only a short period of time before the Mets then designated Tejada for assignment.

Canó recently played in some rehab assignments for the Class-A Brooklyn Cyclones. He won’t be in the starting lineup for the Mets’ matchup against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. They’ll have Panik at second base and batting sixth in the order.

It’s unclear when the Mets will reinstate Canó back into the starting lineup. Regardless, they’ll need him in their attempt to make a playoff push.

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