PHILADELPHIA — The Mets launched second baseman Robinson Cano previous to Sunday’s doubleheader towards the Phillies.

The transfer comes every week after the slumping Cano was designated for project regardless of practically $45 million remaining on his contract.

The Mets introduced the information in their pregame notes and after supervisor Buck Showalter met with reporters earlier than Sunday’s video games.

Cano, 39, sat out final season whereas serving his second suspension for performance-enhancing medicine. He batted .195 (8-for-41) this season with one house run, three RBIs and a paltry .501 OPS in 43 plate appearances for the National League East-leading Mets.

Cano has a .302 profession batting common with 335 house runs, 1,305 RBIs and an .842 OPS in 17 seasons. He has 2,632 hits, together with 571 doubles.

He is owed $44,703,297 by the Mets from the rest of the 10-year, $240 million contract he signed with the Seattle Mariners. He has misplaced $35,741,935 due to the 2 drug suspensions.

Now that he has been launched by the Mets, a workforce might signal him for a prorated share of the $700,000 minimal this season and pay the $710,000 minimal in 2023.

In a deal that additionally netted nearer Edwin Diaz, the Mets shipped 5 gamers to Seattle in December 2018 — together with prized outfield prospect Jarred Kelenic, the No. 6 total choose in the 2018 novice draft. New York agreed to imagine the $100 million left on the ultimate 5 years of Cano’s contract on the time.

Cano ended up enjoying 168 video games for the Mets, batting .269 with 24 homers, 72 RBIs and a .765 OPS.

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