Mets release Robinson Cano | Yardbarker

In 2013, Cano signed one of the richest contracts in baseball history with the Seattle Mariners and earned three All-Star nods with the team before he was suspended for 80 games in 2018 for a violation of the MLB’s performance-enhancing drugs policy. He was traded after that season to the Mets, but missed the entire 2021 season after another violation of the PED policy.

In over three years with the Mets, Cano appeared in only 168 games and batted .269 during his tenure.

The Mets haven’t needed much help in 2022, racing out to a 19-9 start to the year. The team already has a 5.5-game lead over the Miami Marlins for first in the NL East.