Robinson Cano’s torn left hamstring, which was initially believed put his season in jeopardy, has healed faster than most expected. Now the veteran second baseman may have a chance to make an impact for the Mets when it really matters.
Cano played seven innings at second base for the Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones on Saturday night in Coney Island, going 2-for-4 at the plate, and expects to rejoin the Mets soon.
“That’s the plan for now,” Cano said. “I feel good today, hopefully tomorrow it feels good. I’m excited to go back and help the team to win.”
When Cano first suffered the injury, he was told he could be out anywhere from 6-12 weeks. But he recently began increasing his work load to batting practice and running, and he looked good Saturday.
“Running I feel 100 percent,” he said. “I haven’t felt anything [in my hamstring] and hopefully I don’t feel anything again when I play on Monday.”
“I’m looking forward to going back,” he said, “and giving everything I got.”