After a stint on the IL with a left quad injury, Robinson Cano has finally returned to the Mets.
Cano has been on a rehab assignment, with his most recent step in Triple-A Syracuse. But, on Saturday, he was seen with the Mets at Citi Field going through workouts in the outfield to test the quad as well as participating in batting practice.
Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen said that he was going through his pregame routine to see if he is fully recovered. He added he would be evaluated on Sunday to see if he could be activated, and luckily, that's the case.
The Mets will hope that Cano not only returns healthy, but his bat also turns the tide as well.
Cano has had a slow start to the season, slashing .238/.284/.366 with only three homers and 14 RBI over 46 games thus far. Two trips to the IL doesn't help, but when healthy, Cano doesn't look like his normal self at the dish.
There are many games left, though, and the veteran is a .303 hitter for his career so history would say he should pick things up. He'll get his first shot on Sunday against the Cardinals, where he is slated in the fifth hole while playing second base.