After having been released by the New York Mets, veteran slugger Robinson Cano may be getting close to finding a new team.
The Mets got rid of the 39-year-old after he hit just .195 with one home run and posted a less than stellar -0.5 WAR.
However, MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reports that the San Diego Padres are close to signing him.
Heyman took to Twitter to announce the news, saying that a deal is reportedly close between the two sides.
Heyman did not disclose the financial terms of the deal.
But a deal is reportedly in the works for the Padres to land the slugger.
Hearing Padres are close to signing Robinson Cano
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) May 12, 2022
Cano Headed Out West?
If reports are true, then the Padres have added yet another slugger to their offense.
When Tatis finally comes back, the Padres will have a plethora of dangerous bats on their roster that can be plugged in at any moment and make an impact on the team.
The Padres are 20-12 to start the 2022 season, sitting in second place in the NL West division, just a game-and-a-half behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for the top spot.
Even with Tatis on the shelf, they have managed to perform up to expectations.
With Cano on their side, they’ll have another option for a designated hitter, one from the left side of the plate to platoon with Voit.
We’ll see if the reports are true about Cano and the Padres having a deal.
Cano could be a low-risk, high-reward pickup for the Padres if it works out.