After not even making it through one game unscathed, Robinson Cano has gone right back on the IL with a lingering left quad issue.
Robinson Cano came off the injured list this past Wednesday, then promptly felt tightness in his injured left quad and left that night’s game against the San Francisco Giants early. After apparently trying to avoid doing it for a few days, on Sunday the New York Mets placed Cano back on the 10-day IL (retroactive to June 6).
According to Tim Healey of Newsday, Cano will begin a rehab task with Triple-A Syracuse or Double-A Binghamton on Tuesday. Cano has framed his return to the IL as extra about getting at-bats than something, with the intention to ease again into motion since he has barely performed since earlier than Memorial Day. A fast leap to a rehab task appears to again up that the aggravation will not be an enormous concern.
Cano drew some criticism for not hustling earlier in Might, then he (after all) initially injured his quad hustling down the primary final analysis on a floor ball. However impartial of the lingering quad challenge, he’s not producing to anyplace close to his typical stage this season (.238/.284/.366 slash-line, three residence runs, 14 RBI), because the Mets sit beneath .500 (31-33 coming into Sunday).
The Mets often mismanage issues, together with accidents, and it seems they rushed Cano again. But when he’s to be believed, he’ll solely require the minimal stint again on the IL earlier than being able to return at full power.
Along with his downturn in manufacturing in thoughts, it’s value questioning if Cano has been coping with some stage of this quad challenge or one other damage just about all season. His performance-enhancing drug suspension from final yr with the Seattle Mariners can be value noting, for the “he’s not juicing, so no surprise he’s dangerous now” crowd. In any case a (hopefully) totally wholesome Cano has a greater likelihood to supply consistent with his historical past in per week or so, and the Mets might be relying on it.