The prognosis for Robinson Cano does not look good, but the Mets second baseman is trying to stay positive.
Cano is out indefinitely with a torn left hamstring, but he is holding out hope that he will play again this season.
"Yeah, of course. I'm always positive. I want to play this year," Cano said. "I mean, just see how we feel, ... like I said it's sad. I want to play. You know me, I love to play this game. We have good trainers here, and I'll do whatever they tell me to do and to get healthy and get back out there."
Mets manager Mickey Callaway echoed a similar sentiment, but sounded less optimistic about it.
"I'm hopeful is all I can say," he said.
Cano had just started to heat up after the All-Star break. The second baseman was hitting a slash line of .289/.318/.576 with six home runs and 14 RBIs in 21 games. He had hit four home runs the entire first half of the season.
Robinson Cano says he hopes to play again this season pic.twitter.com/jSH5qaufd6- SNY (@SNYtv) August 9, 2019
Yet there is no timetable on when he will return.
"They didn't give me no time," Cano said. "Somebody can say any time. But it's just how you feel. It's how you heal faster than someone else. Let's see what happens."