Robinson Cano made his lengthy-awaited return to the Mets on Tuesday soon after a mysterious absence.
“Robinson Cano is right here,’’ supervisor Luis Rojas said throughout a Zoom contact when questioned regardless of whether the 2nd baseman experienced any possibility of getting all set in time for the team’s opener scheduled for July 24 from the Braves in Queens.
The Mets have an organizational plan throughout spring education 2. of not commenting on players’ absences and have pointed out gamers are not generally required to be at the stadium for every single workout. Cano has but to deal with the media considering that the Mets restarted camp in Queens.
Cano later on took aspect in exercise at Citi Field, even though the staff resolved not to perform him in Tuesday night’s intrasquad video game.
Rojas extra there is no precise program for how they will get the 37-year-old ready for the abbreviated year.
“We’ll go day by day,’’ Rojas reported. “He appears to be like wonderful. He arrived in good form.”
But Cano has a good deal to make up for to be ready to go with much less than two months remaining prior to Opening Working day. Rojas mentioned Cano will progress centered on what he is ready to do when he starts performing much more.
“Obviously, what we see with him [Tuesday] will dictate a large amount of that,’’ Rojas claimed. “He’s gonna go by means of observe. We’re not pondering of possessing him participate in in the intrasquad recreation ideal away. He seemed in good form in the clubhouse.”
Rojas was not all set to put a date on when he considered Cano would be ready for a game, but he was missing from camp for about a week and very last played in a simulated match on July 6.
“The progression is both to go from a pair of times or a minor lengthier,’’ Rojas reported. “Our general performance staff members has a good eye for that. We’ll have a come to feel from the responses we get [Tuesday].”
Groups will open up the period with a 30-person roster for the first two months before it goes down to 28 for the pursuing two months and then 26 for the remainder of the calendar year.
Dom Smith reported he observed Cano in the clubhouse Tuesday.
“It was heartening and enjoyment,’’ Smith reported. “He’s a significant portion of our workforce, a major component of our clubhouse and a big element of what we want to do,’’ Smith claimed. “He’s assisted so numerous of our young guys with the psychological aspect of the activity. To have him is unquestionably an uplift for us. It’s great to have him right here, doing the job challenging and prepared to get back to perform.”
Even just before Cano was out, there was the problem of how a lot he’d be ready to engage in next foundation and if he’d see action at DH.
The Mets have a handful of candidates to provide as DH, which includes Cano, Smith and Yoenis Cespedes — and the team also would like to use the place to give other gamers a relaxation although holding their bats in the lineup, that means Pete Alonso, Michael Conforto and others.
Cano bought off to a brutal get started in 2019 following coming around from Seattle in a trade with Edwin Diaz that value the Mets promising potential clients Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn.
A comparable beginning at the outset of a 60-video game routine would be complicated to conquer.