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.
Cano came out of Monday's game against the Braves with the Mets up 7-1 in the fifth inning, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
There are no reports of Cano suffering a visible injury. He was 2-for-2 with a walk and three RBI prior to being replaced at second base by Brian Dozier. It's possible this was just a way to get the veteran a little rest in a game the Mets were winning comfortably. Dozier has rated as a slightly better defender than Cano in recent seasons.
Cano went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Saturday's 7-1 loss to Atlanta.
The 37-year-old has turned back the clock with a five-game hitting streak during which he has gone 10-for-16 with two walks, two doubles, a homer and four RBI. After a poor 2019 campaign in which he had trouble staying healthy, a short sprint of a season may be just what Cano needs to put up big numbers again.
Cano went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, one walk and one strikeout in Friday's loss to Atlanta.
Cano wasn't in the starting lineup Thursday but blasted his first home run of the season in his return to the starting nine during Friday's 11-10 loss. The 37-year-old carries a .949 OPS with two extra-base hits and three RBI over his first 25 at-bats this season.
Cano isn't in the lineup Thursday against the Red Sox.
Cano had started each of the Mets' first six games this season, but the 37-year-old will take a seat Thursday in favor of Brian Dozier, who will bat seventh after being added to the active roster earlier in the day. Cano went 5-for-20 with a double and one RBI to begin the year.
Cano said his goal is to be ready for Opening Day, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
Cano missed the start of camp while tending to personal issues, though he's still hopeful he'll have enough time to get ready for the start of the regular season next week. The veteran's progress over the next few days should provide a clearer picture regarding his status for Opening Day.
Cano (undisclosed) arrived at Mets camp Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Cano hadn't been in camp for an undisclosed reason, but he arrived and will participate in workouts Tuesday, signaling that he's cleared intake testing. It's unclear what physical state Cano is in or whether his absence will prevent him from playing when the regular season gets underway. When he's able to take the field, the 37-year-old will look to build on the career-worst .256 batting average that he generated while battling various injuries during his first season with the Mets.
Cano (undisclosed) is without a timetable to arrive in camp, according to manager Luis Rojas, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The Mets are not discussing the reason for his absence. If Cano is unable to get ready in time for Opening Day, it's possible that Jeff McNeil could be the starting second baseman while J.D. Davis moves to third base and Dominic Smith starts in left field. Jed Lowrie (knee), Luis Guillorme, Eduardo Nunez and Gordon Beckham are other internal options at the keystone.
Cano has been away from camp for the last few days, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
The Mets aren't legally allowed to announce whether or not Cano's absence is related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It's not clear when he's expected to return to team workouts. If the veteran misses time to start the season, Luis Guillorme could be in line for an expanded role at second base, as could Jed Lowrie (knee) if he's finally over the injury woes that have plagued him for over a year.
Cano could see time at designated hitter for the Mets if a universal DH is part of a shortened MLB schedule, Deesha Thosar of The New York Daily News reports.
While Yoenis Cespedes (ankle) would probably be the team's first choice, if Cespedes is healthy enough to see the field occasionally, it would open up the DH spot for the 37-year-old Cano to get partial rest as well in an effort to keep him off the injured list. J.D. Davis, whose defense remains spotty, could also factor into a DH rotation, and the Mets' bench also features options such as Dominic Smith and Jed Lowrie (knee).
Cano has been biking and running for two hours a day in addition to throwing and hitting in a batting cage, Deesha Thosar of The New York Daily News reports. "It's been beneficial for me for sure," Cano said Tuesday. "Working out is my main focus right now. So I'm working on things and my legs feel strong right now. Just can't wait to go back on the field, and then play."
The veteran second baseman saw his production wilt amidst a variety of lower-body injuries last year, including a career-low .256 batting average, so keeping his legs in shape has been one of Cano's top priorities this offseason, and now during the shutdown. With four years and nearly $100 million remaining on his contract, the Mets are hoping the 37-year-old can rebound to something closer to his 2017 performance, when he posted a .280/.338/.453 slash line over 150 games for the Mariners.
Cano went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals.
The veteran second baseman has looked fully healthy this spring, and he's backed up that impression with a .300/.333/.450 slash line through 21 plate appearances. Cano will be given every chance by the Mets to show he still has some juice left in his bat, but he has a lot to prove after a tepid 2019.
Cano saw his first Grapefruit League action of the spring Friday, going 0-for-1 with a walk as the designated hitter against the Cardinals, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The veteran will get Saturday off before DHing again Sunday, and Cano will then get another rest before taking the field at second base Tuesday. The Mets are taking it easy with the 37-year-old in the early part of camp after he battled injuries through most of 2019, but if he's healthy for Opening Day, Cano will likely be in the starting lineup at the keystone.
Cano spent the offseason working on the fitness of his legs in an effort to avoid the injury issues that derailed his 2019, Deesha Thosar of The New York Daily News reports. "I know I can do better and that's my goal this year - stay healthy," Cano said. "If I'm healthy, I can be myself. I can be the Robbie that you guys are used to seeing play this game."
The 37-year-old is coming off the worst season of his career, and it's possible Cano simply doesn't have much left in the tank. However, he isn't that far removed from the .317/.363/.497 line he posted in the second half of 2018, and if he can avoid the quad and hamstring injuries that plagued him last year, Cano could re-emerge as a middle-of-the-order hitter. Given that he still has four years and $96 million remaining on his contract, the Mets have plenty of incentive to let him try and rediscover something close to his old form.
Cano (hand) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Braves.
Cano left Thursday's game after getting hit by a pitch in the hand and did not appear in Friday's contest, but he evidently escaped without a serious injury. He'll bat third and play second base Saturday.
Cano (hand) is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Braves.
Cano was hit by a pitch on his right hand Thursday and though he appears to have avoided a serious injury, he'll spend at least one game out of the starting nine. Joe Panik will start at the keystone in his absence.
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