Good news for the Mets after the team activated second baseman Robinson Cano from the 10-day injured list. And making room for him sure wasn’t difficult as the team optioned outfielder Aaron Altherr and his .050 batting average back down to the minors.
Bad news though, he reaggravated the calf three innings later.
Cano played for the first time since straining his left quadriceps May 22 but was pulled at the start of the fifth inning with tightness in the muscle. He favored the leg while running to first base on a rally-killing double play in the third.
The veteran was acquired with great fanfare in a blockbuster trade with the Mariners during the offseason, though Cano has yet to take off in a Mets uniform. The 36-year-old has hit just .241 over 181 plate appearances this season.
Now the team will hold its breath as the lineup that is slowly starting to make its way back to full health may have just taken a step backwards.
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Source: MLB Trade Rumors