Mets 2B Robinson Canó Heads to IL with Quad Strain

Robinson Cano with the Seattle Mariners in 2017
Robinson Cano with the Seattle Mariners in 2017. Photo by Scott Taetsch/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9029134ah)

Big-ticket offseason acquisition Robinson Canó hasn’t gotten off to the hottest start with the New York Mets. Now, after a slow first two months, he’s heading to the injured list.

The Mets placed Canó on the 10-day IL before their Thursday series finale with the Washington Nationals. The second baseman will miss time due to a quad strain.

The Mets recalled Luis Guillorme in order to replace the Dominican’s spot on the roster.

Canó suffered the quad strain after attempting to beat out a ground ball in the Wednesday night game against Washington. Ironically, the Mets second baseman had been criticized and benched by manager Mickey Callaway on Monday after a perceived lack of hustle in running out ground balls.

After hitting .303 for the Mariners last season, the Mets traded for Canó last December in hopes that the 26-year-old would provide an offensive spark to their offense.

Canó got off to a bang, homering in his first at-bat with his new team, but hasn’t played well since. The former superstar is hitting only .241 with 3 home runs for a struggling Mets team this season.

Now, the Mets will turn to Guillorme and Adeiny Hechavarria to replace Canó during his time on the shelf.