At this point, Robinson Cano is being tossed around like a hot potato.
Cano was let go by the New York Mets earlier this season.
The San Diego Padres took a chance on him by signing him to a minor league deal, only to designate him for assignment, just as the Mets had.
Then the Atlanta Braves came along.
As expected, they didn’t get much out of him.
Today, the Braves made a trade to acquire Ehire Adrianza from the Washington Nationals in exchange for minor league outfielder Trey Harris, and to make room for Adrianza on the roster, Atlanta sent Cano packing.
The Braves tweeted an update, informing the fans of the move.
The #Braves today acquired INF Ehire Adrianza from the Washington Nationals in exchange for OF Trey Harris. The club also designated INF Robinson Canó for assignment.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 1, 2022
Cano DFA’d By The Braves
Cano appears to have lost his magic.
The once imposing slugger is now without a job for the third time this season.
He’s hitting for a very poor .150 average this season.
He’s also only hit one home run and driven in only four runs.
His OPS is quite bad too, sitting at .373.
It seems that Cano has just lost his touch.
He’s been unable to produce much of anything with the three teams he has been a part of this season.
He’s turned into a defensive liability and at this point just isn’t serviceable.
So it’s no surprise to see the Braves ultimately let him go.
The question now is whether or not another team will take a chance on him and give him one more shot.
That looks unlikely.
The Braves ultimately saw what the Mets and Padres did, that Cano was well past his prime and not capable of producing at a high level anymore.
Cano’s career is more than likely over at this point.