By Robiel Vega / @ robielcuba87
After his suspension of 162 games due to doping, Robinson Canó will return for the 2022 Season with the Mets, a team with which he has a contract until 2023 and no less than 48 million between both seasons. At this time, the former Yankees second baseman is playing in the Dominican Winter League (LIDOM), looking to recover his sports form.
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Canó, 37, had an excellent season in 2020, with a batting line of (.316 / .352 / .544 / .896) (AVE / OBP / SLG / OPS), an incredible wRC + of 142, but After a year away from the highest level, it is a real unknown what he will be able to do with 39 years of age.
Mets president Sandy Alderson discussed the issue with Newsday’s Tim Healey. «How he is received will depend on how he behaves and explains himself between now and spring training.«, Alderson explained. «A good part of how fans will respond depends on how he behaves.«. When asked about how the Club House will react, Alderson said: “I think the same will apply«.
Despite his advanced age, the Mets are tied hand and foot because the debt of 48 million with Cano makes it almost impossible for the club to release him or seek a new destination that assumes this amount. As Alderson stated on the subject: «I don’t think there is any change in your status [de la lista] from here to spring training»So all you have to do is wait for you to achieve your optimal sport form.
Robinson Canó is, without a doubt, one of the greatest Latino hitters that has passed through the Major Leagues, with 16 seasons on his shoulders, in which he averages 303, with 354 homers, 2,624 hits, 1302 RBIs and 1,257 scored. He has 938 extra-base hits and shows a batting line of (.352 / .492 / .844) (OBP / SLG / OPS).