Cano tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug Wednesday and will be suspended for the entire 2021 season, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Cano was suspended while he was with the Mariners in 2018, and he'll now miss the entire 2021 season while also forfeiting his $24 million salary after testing positive for Stanozolol. With the 38-year-old sidelined, Jeff McNeil, Luis Guillorme and Andres Gimenez (oblique) could see increased time at second base for the Mets.
Cano went 2-for-4 with a solo home run -- his 10th of the season -- in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Rays.
Despite the abbreviated 60-game campaign, Cano managed to reach double-digit homers for the 16th time in as many seasons in the big leagues. With a .281 average and three long balls over his last 10 games, Cano is closing out his age-37 season on a high note.
Cano went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's 7-2 win over Atlanta.
The veteran second baseman is putting together a big kick to the finish line, going 11-for-29 (.379) over his last nine games. Cano has stayed mostly healthy in 2020, and as a result he's been able to prove that he still has a lot to offer at the plate, slashing .331/.373/.570 through 41 contests with nine homers and 28 RBI.
Cano went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in a victory over Philadelphia on Thursday.
Cano helped the Mets get off to a fast start, plating two runs with a single in the first inning. He then finished off the high-scoring affair with a two-run homer in the ninth. The long ball was Cano's first since Sept. 1. He has enjoyed a resurgent campaign overall, slashing .321/.361/.547 with eight homers and 25 RBI.
Cano is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The Mets will extend Cano another rest day after he went 0-for-3 in Saturday's 3-2 loss to drop his slash line to .194/.237/.306 in September. Jeff McNeil will spell the veteran at second base.
Cano will sit Tuesday against lefty John Means and the Orioles.
Cano isn't being strictly platooned this season, though his off days are likely to continue coming against lefties. Given that he's gone hitless in 17 at-bats over his last four games, it's hard to argue he deserves to be in the lineup in this one. Andres Gimenez starts at second base in his absence.
Cano is not in Thursday's lineup against the Yankees.
Cano has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games and is batting .424 with three home runs over that stretch. J.D. Davis will start at designated hitter while Todd Frazier handles the hot corner against lefty J.A. Happ.
Cano went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored Tuesday against the Orioles.
Cano took Asher Wojciechowski deep in the third inning for his seventh homer of the season. He now has at least one hit in eight of his last nine games, slugging three home runs with five RBI and five runs scored in that span. Cano has had a resurgent campaign overall, managing a .380/.414/.674 line across 99 plate appearances.
Cano went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Marlins.
Cano continued what has been a resurgent campaign Monday, logging a pair of extra-base hits to bring his slash line to a robust .375/.411/.648. His solo shot off Alex Vesia marked his sixth homer and 17th RBI of the season.
Cano went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, two runs, one walk and one strikeout in Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Yankees.
Cano was productive in Sunday's matinee as he extended the Mets' lead in the fifth inning, but the Yankees put up a comeback effort to secure the win. Cano now has a 1.026 OPS with five home runs and 16 RBI this year.
Cano went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Marlins.
Cano opened the scoring in the first inning with a ground rule double to score Michael Conforto. In the eighth, Cano got aboard with a single and was replaced by pinch runner Billy Hamilton, who would score the go-ahead run on a Wilson Ramos single. The 37-year-old Cano has put together an excellent .382/.419/.632 slash line with four homers, 14 RBI and 10 runs scored across 74 plate appearances this season.
Cano is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Marlins.
Cano served as the designated hitter for the matinee and went 0-for-4 in the loss. Luis Guillorme will take over at the keystone for the Mets in the nightcap.
Cano went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three runs scored and four RBI in Monday's 11-4 win over the Marlins.
He engaged in a mini-home run derby with Pete Alonso in the big win, as both players went yard twice with the duo going back-to-back in the sixth inning. In the process, Cano tied Ryne Sandberg for the most multi-HR games by a second baseman in major-league history. The 37-year-old is showing he still has plenty left in the tank in 2020, slashing a dizzying .412/.446/.706 through 15 games with four homers and 13 RBI.
Cano went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Friday's loss to the Phillies.
Getting the start at DH in his return from a groin injury, Cano picked up right where he left off when he got hurt at the beginning of the month. The veteran second baseman extended his hitting streak to eight games with a third-inning solo shot off rookie Spencer Howard, then added an RBI single in the ninth as the Mets tried to force extra innings. On the year, Cano is now slashing a stunning .410/.455/.615 with two homers and nine RBI in 12 games.
Cano (groin) was activated off the 10-day injured list Friday and is batting fifth as the designated hitter against the Phillies.
The 37-year-old landed on the injured list Aug. 4 with a groin strain and will be eased back into action Friday without having to play the field. Cano will look to pick up where he left off after posting a 1.021 OPS through the first 11 games.
Cano (groin) is taking live at-bats at the Mets' alternate training site, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
The 37-year-old landed on the injured list Aug. 4 with a left adductor strain and is eligible to be activated Friday, though it's unclear if he'll be ready to return at that point. Brian Dozier, Luis Guillorme and Andres Gimenez have all seen time at second base during Cano's absence.
Cano (groin) said Wednesday that he hopes to return after spending the minimum of 10 days on the injured list, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Cano sustained a Grade 2 left adductor strain while trying to score from second base in the fourth inning of Monday's contest, but it sounds as though he avoided a serious injury. While the 37-year-old remains out, Brian Dozier and Luis Guillorme should see increased action at second base.
Cano (groin) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a Grade 2 left adductor strain, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.
The veteran infielder exited Monday's contest with left groin tightness, and it remains unclear how much time he'll be spending on the shelf. Brian Dozier is starting at second base Tuesday and figures to see regular time there while Cano is sidelined, especially with Jeff McNeil (back) and Amed Rosario (quadriceps) also battling injuries.
Cano (groin) underwent an MRI on Tuesday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
Cano left Monday's game against Atlanta with a tight left groin. Whether or not he's forced to miss an extended period should become clear once the results of the MRI are known. He's unsurprisingly out of the lineup Tuesday as a result.
Cano exited Monday's game against the Braves with left groin tightness, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Cano extended his hitting streak to seven games with a pair of hits and a walk, plus three RBI, before exiting. He is swinging a very hot bat, so ideally he won't have to miss much time. Brian Dozier replaced him at second base and would likely get the starts at the keystone if Cano has to sit out a few games.
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