After his departure from the New York Mets, who first placed him on the assignment list and later, the freedom to negotiate with another club, Dominican Robinson Canó agreed with the San Diego Padres for the remainder of this 2022 campaign and joined the Californian team this Friday for the three-game series against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park.
The Dominican slugger, with eight appearances in the MLB All-Star Game and 17 seasons in American baseball where he wore the shirts of the Yankees, Mariners and Mets, barely batted .195 on average in 43 at-bats with one home run and three RBI in the picture that makes life at Citi Field.
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According to Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune, Canó will receive the minimum salary that MLB grants, 700 thousand dollars, and the Mets will pay the remaining 37.6 million of the contract that squared with Seattle in 2014.
The Padres' idea is to use him as a designated hitter and alternate him at second base. To make room for him on the usual roster, San Diego sent fellow Dominican right-hander Dinelson Lamet to its Triple-A El Paso branch.