Robinson Cano

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Mets Activate Robinson Cano From IL After Quadriceps Strain

June 05, 2019 - 6:05 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets have activated All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano from the injured list.

Cano was set to bat third for New York against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. He's been out since May 22 with a strained left quadriceps.

Cano said Sunday he hoped to be active for the series opener Tuesday, but he was held back an extra day.

Acquired last offseason from Seattle, Cano is hitting .241 with three homers and 13 RBIs for New York. He has been criticized for failing to hustle on a few groundball outs this season, then was injured running hard on a groundout.

Outfielder Aaron Altherr was designated for assignment to open a roster spot.