Robinson Cano Designated for Assignment by the Braves

Robinson Cano with the Mariners in 2017
Robinson Cano with the Mariners in 2017. Photo by Scott Taetsch/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Veteran second baseman Robinson Cano is set to become jobless once again this season. The eight-time All-Star has been designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves on Monday and will be looking for a new team after he clears waivers.

Cano, who joined the Braves in a trade with the San Diego Padres in June, is ending his spell with the team after a disastrous .154 batting average and no homers or RBIs in nine games.

The team confirmed the move alongside the announcement that infielder Ehire Adrianza joined the club in a trade with Washington Nationals. Atlanta sent prospect outfielder Trey Harris to Washington as part of the move.

Robinson Cano started the 2022 campaign with the New York Mets but was released by the franchise after a .195 batting average with one homer and 3 RBIs in 12 games. The Mets cut the player despite owing him $45 million for the remainder of his deal.

Cano then landed with the Padres but only lasted 12 games after hitting .094 and having one RBI. San Diego decided to dump him to Atlanta in exchange for cash consideration.

Over the course of his career, which included stops with New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners, Cano batted .301. He has 2,639 hits, 335 home runs, and 1,306 RBIs. 

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