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Padres' Robinson Cano Experiment Is Already Over

Jason Schandl
The San Diego Padres have released Robinson Cano already.
The San Diego Padres have released Robinson Cano already. / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

When the New York Mets released Robinson Cano in early May it was clear that he wasn't all that likely to provide value to a new team. But signing the veteran was still a low-risk move, so the San Diego Padres gave it a shot.

The experiment ended quickly and predictably.

Exactly like the Mets did at the start of the season, the Padres needed to see just 12 games from Cano to decide he didn't have a future with the team. And it's easy to see why.

Cano's 34 plate appearances brought a .091/.118/.091 slash. Those numbers are so bad that it's hard to come up with anything to say that is any more impactful than just showing the numbers. A .091 batting average. Cano had over 2.5 times as many strikeouts (10) as he did walks and hits combined (4) in San Diego.

Adding in his time with the Mets and he's well below the Mendoza line, slashing .149/.182/.189 for the 2022 season. It's hard to imagine another team thinking he's worth signing at this point.

Once a legitimate star, with eight All-Star appearances, it's hard to watch Cano's career go out with such a whimper.

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