Braves Acquire Robinson Cano

Braves Acquire Robinson Cano

Published July 11, 2022
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By Mark Polishuk | July 11, 2022 at 7:34am CDT

July 11: The New York Post’s Jon Heyman tweets that the Braves are planning to add Cano to the roster today in advance off their series against Cano’s former Mets teammates.

July 10: The Braves have acquired infielder Robinson Cano from the Padres for cash considerations, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports (Twitter link).

After being released by the Mets in May, Cano signed a big league deal with the Padres soon thereafter, but was then released again after he turned down the team’s request to go to Triple-A.  Cano’s veteran status gave him the right to opt into free agency, but after checking his options on the open market, he re-signed with San Diego on a minor league deal.

Since reporting to Triple-A El Paso, Cano has hit well, posting a .333/.375/.479 slash line over 104 plate appearances.  While obviously the minor league setting (and hitter-friendly environment) have to be taken into account, Cano’s performance does give some hint that he still has something left in the tank at age 39, and after missing the entire 2021 season due to a PED suspension.  Cano batted only .149/.182/.189 over 77 combined PA with the Padres and Mets at the MLB level this season.

The Braves obviously saw something they liked, and will now bring Cano back to the NL East to see if he can revive his career.  Atlanta has developed a knack for striking gold on struggling veterans, and it was only a year ago that the club picked up several such players (i.e. Eddie Rosario, Jorge Soler, Joc Pederson, Adam Duvall) who ended up fueling their run to the World Series title.  As poor as Cano looked earlier this season in New York, Mets fans must have some trepidation over Cano suddenly catching fire and helping Atlanta overtake the Mets in the NL East.

Atlanta is thin on left-handed hitting, and there is a vacancy at second base since Ozzie Albies will be out until at least mid-August while recovering from foot surgery.  On paper, Cano is an interesting platoon fit alongside the right-handed hitting Orlando Arcia at second base, and another righty swinger in Marcell Ozuna at designated hitter.

It wasn’t long ago that Cano was still among the game’s most feared bats, as he posted an .896 OPS over 182 PA for the Mets during the shortened 2020 season.  While his positive PED test inevitably casts some doubt upon those numbers, there isn’t much risk for Atlanta in picking up Cano to see what he can contribute.  Of the $24MM owed to Cano for the 2022 season, the Braves will have to cover just the prorated portion of the MLB minimum salary once Cano hits the active roster, as the Mariners ($3.75MM) and Mets are covering the rest.

Atlanta Braves Newsstand San Diego Padres Transactions Robinson Cano

16 hours ago

The Padres actually received something in return?

16 hours ago

Some extra bats and balls

16 hours ago

Box of Cruex ⚾️

16 hours ago

Probably like a buck

5 hours ago

In other Braves News, the Braves reacquired John Sterling to be able to do the Cano home run calls for Robbie Cano, Dontcha know.

16 hours ago

As a Braves fan since 1994 this makes zero sense for me. Acquiring a nearly 40 year old player twice found guilty of PED usage. Give me Arcia the rest of the year until Albies is back. Hopefully Cano is stashed in AAA.

15 hours ago

There’s really no risk. And while I know he didn’t play last year, this is the first year he hasn’t hit for average. If he can get back to hitting for average that’s all we’re looking for until Albies is back.

15 hours ago

Did you read the article? He’ll make the minimum. It’s a low risk as it gets. And if he can hit .240 against RHers in a platoon with Arcia why not?

14 hours ago

Why is everyone talking about risk? The issue is that there could be better options, not risk. Also, if he’s terrible they do lose something as opposed to playing a better player.

14 hours ago

The comments under this article from Braves fans are pretty much the same that were under the article when the Padres acquired Cano.

MLBTR can save the posters some time by scrambling the posters handles, and replace the team name and fringe players staffing the 2B position in the posts, then redisplaying them when the next MLB team signs Cano this year.

14 hours ago

Queue the panicky Mets fans….

13 hours ago

There could be better options, sure. That’s kind of a nothing statement. I’m sure AA will not stop here looking for ways to spend money/prospects to upgrade.

Either way, this move doesn’t change any of that as there were effectively no resources wasted on the deal. The marginal cost of acquiring him was effectively 0.

Gosselin is absolutely not a better player, and Arcia looks really rough and has for some time. Mike Ford is trash too. The Braves have a thin bench and limited LH bats. It’s a “why not?” kind of move.

13 hours ago

Believe what you’re describing is opportunity cost.

13 hours ago

Shmoopkins: yea I guess I see what you’re saying.

11 hours ago

Because there’s zero risk they’re still free to pursue those better options. Doing this is in no way prohibitive

10 hours ago

No panic here. I hope he plays every day. He’s absolutely done, so the more he rots in that lineup the better.

8 hours ago

What I’m saying is the risk is that you could be playing him instead of a better player. To put it that way. But if he isn’t on the MLB roster than, true, no risk whatsoever.

14 hours ago

@mcgriff It doesn’t matter how old a player is when playing for now. Next year, his performance won’t matter. If he hits, now, all will be fine.

11 hours ago

The Braves didn’t get Cano to be stashed at AAA … Look for him to be added to the Braves roster and they will likely send Gosselin back down.

5 hours ago

See ya Goose!

7 hours ago

Maybe if you had been a Braves fan since 1993, it would make more sense…

13 hours ago

Probably an amount equal to what his room and board was at AAA

12 hours ago

Atlanta grabbed him just to see what he can do against the Mets. I’m sure Cano would love to do some damage against his former employer with whom he did not part well with. Watch him come up with a huge pinch hit to give Atlanta the lead late in one their upcoming games. It would be yet another classic Braves pick up from the Dollar Store.

1 hour ago

They got an autographed picture of the World Series ring from last year.

1 hour ago

Cano also could be another Alex Dickerson in the making.

16 hours ago

He does not look like a relief pitcher to me!

16 hours ago

We don’t need a relief pitcher, we need a left handed bat that can come off the bench and play 2B if and when needed. Other than maybe another starting pitcher, it’s truly our only need until Ozzie comes back

15 hours ago

The problem with your logic is he isn’t really good at 2B anymore, and isn’t really a bat either.

16 hours ago

Why?

16 hours ago

Guessing that the Braves aren’t happy with the production from second base and need a left handed hitter.

Not sure that I would have done this if I was a general manager but you get a audition with Cano for basically nothing prior to the trade deadline.

16 hours ago

Arcia and Gossellin. That’s why.

16 hours ago

Is it April 1st and we time traveled backwards?

16 hours ago

Guess that takes ATL out of the Gallo sweepstakes. Think it’s going to cost them.

16 hours ago

There was a “Gallo Sweepstakes”?

Wouldn’t that be like winning a half-eaten bologna sandwich?

16 hours ago

@Appalachian, half-eaten bologna sandwich? That’s putting a positive spin on it!

16 hours ago

Fried bologna. Yummy

16 hours ago

Gallo merely another victim of the NYC nightlife, right along with Sonny Gray.

Like Gray, Gallo will return to prior greatness after a trade. NYC is simply just too much for a lot of guys. Gotta be a real homebody to play in that city.

15 hours ago

Has Gallo been Tommy Phamming it after games?

15 hours ago

Sources?

14 hours ago

Bro, when he was here in SD dude got himself stabbed at a shady “gentleman’s” club in a trash part of town. Not the Ghetto, it has way more class than this part of town. Our Ghettos have million dollar homes.

12 hours ago

No, Stud, he just made it up.

11 hours ago

One of the best analogies I’ve seen on here couldn’t have thought of something better myself

11 hours ago

Dont you dare disparage the good name of bologna samdwiches

16 hours ago

Atlanta already has more outfielders than it knows what to do with.

15 hours ago

Smacky’s right. We don’t need another OF.

As for A’sfan’s suggestion, I have never bought that reason for players not doing well in NY. You can say that for any player that doesn’t do well as a Yankee. The example of Sonny Gray is actually a bad one. He was traded to the Yankees in 2017 and pitched pretty well; 65 IP, 3.72 ERA over 11 starts. He simply had a bad 2018 season just as he’d had other bad seasons in Oakland and later in Cincinnati.

14 hours ago

Yankee fans hated Sonny Gray just as much as they did Ed Whitson.

3 hours ago

SalaryCap, I have it on good authority (directly from a former Vanderbilt teammate who remains friends with Gray) that Sonny Gray was never comfortable in New York but it had nothing to do with the nightlife as the other poster mentioned. Gray is from Tennessee. He was coming from playing in Oakland which wasn’t/isn’t exactly a hotspot for baseball fandom, at least at the stadium itself, and Oakland itself is pretty built up but it’s not New York City by any stretch. After the trade Gray didn’t like being in a massive city and he never became comfortable with any of it. It was more of a mental thing than anything else, he just never adjusted. From what I’ve also heard his teammates mostly liked him so it wasn’t like it was an attitude thing, he just never got comfortable. I’m not going to say I know the same is true of Gallo but it doesn’t seem like a massive stretch: the guy is in a lower pressure environment in Texas on some bad teams and is thrust into an environment where fans expect the team to go 162-0 and the players to deliver at their perceived level of ability. Gallo knows that, he feels that, and so when he sputters off to a tough start what happens? Some guys rebound (look at progression of Aaron Hicks’ numbers this year or look at the bounce back Gleyber Torres is having) while some guys dig themselves deeper into the hole. Gallo has made ZERO adjustments at the plate all year. That to me screams baseball mental issue, not nightlife distraction issue.

And for what it’s worth regarding the “nightlife” piece, most of these guys live in absurdly insulated suburbs on the New York/Connecticut border that have zero nightlife whatsoever.

50 mins ago

That’s like Met fans not understanding why deGrom would want to go to Atl if those rumors turn out to be true. Of course I wamt him to retire as a Met, but Deland is 6 hours from Atlanta, GA taxes are way less than NY taxes and the cost of living is significantly less. For what you pay for a condo in NYC, pick any borough, you could afford an apartment in Atlanta and a beautiful home on a nice lot/acreage 2 hours away. Plus, you het away from New Yorkers.

14 hours ago

I didn’t know Gallo played 2B.

16 hours ago

Stove is hot!

16 hours ago

For 2012, sure.

16 hours ago

Why?

16 hours ago

No risk, minimum salary player for the braves and if he preforms great. If not then he’s cut loose no problem.

16 hours ago

Okay but for him come to Majors who goes down or gets released??

16 hours ago

Mike Ford or Gosselin

16 hours ago

Ford goes down Monday when Adam Duvall is back.

15 hours ago

I mean, really, let’s not rush Duvall. He could take the rest of the season off and only be SLIGHTLY less productive than he has been.

15 hours ago

There are plenty of other players who are “no risk” as well. Why him?

14 hours ago

They’re gonna ask him what the greatest fear of each Met player is and then make that nightmare reality for each guy in this upcoming series.

14 hours ago

That might actually be a really good point. He knows the players and might have insight into weak spots. I didn’t think of that.

13 hours ago

Along with no risk, He’s also no cost.

1 hour ago

Also could use a 2nd baseman.

16 hours ago

Yes!

Thought I’d go against the crowd.

16 hours ago

I I’m not sure I like this move. I guess we’ll see. I’ve never been a big fan of cheaters.

16 hours ago

WTF!!! Why?????????????????

15 hours ago

The Pads were smart to send him to hitter super-friendly El Paso

14 hours ago

The entire Triple-A West league (PCL) is hitter-friendly.

10 hours ago

I think that is the entire point of Brewer’s suggestion, it was smart to place him in the best position to succeed and become bait.

.333/3HR/20RBI & R in 98 ABs

16 hours ago

Noooooooooooo

16 hours ago

Why not? Absolutely nothing to lose but with a slim chance of catching lightning in a bottle. And against the Mets…!

15 hours ago

It will be interesting with Canó on the Braves’ side and Inciarte on the Mets, but neither should be a major factor. However, both could get some PT. For Inciarte, McNeil’s going on paternity leave and Marte’s day-to-day. He could be dropped, though, if Jankowski is ready to return.

16 hours ago

Not sure anyone saw this coming!

16 hours ago

Did you want to see it coming? Also, Cano is singing, I Left my Heart in San Diego

16 hours ago

More like El Paso.

16 hours ago

Why?????????????

16 hours ago

Yeah this is a headscratcher for me. I don’t quite get this one other than making the Mets pay twofold.

16 hours ago

Eh, it’s a low cost gamble, like putting a nickel in a slot machine. You know the odds are you’re going to lose but you’re also not really out anything when you do.

If it hits though, hey…

16 hours ago

The question through is who goes down? Who does he replace? Only one not doing that great would be Heredia but he brings so much with positive vibes that could mess up a club house

16 hours ago

Gosselin, I would imagine.

The Braves are probably hoping Cano hits like he has at AAA, giving them a productive LH bat at 2nd to PH and spell Arcia some.

11 hours ago

Probably Gosselin goes back down.

16 hours ago

This is the most shocked I have been with the Braves since they traded David Justice to the Indians in mid 1990s;

I don’t see a fit for him at the MLB Level; who goes down for him to come up. Does he take at bats away from Ozuna at DH?

Only way this makes sense is if we see Orland Acaica or Phil Gosselin going on the injured list and a short audition for Cano during that time before the trade deadline.

11 hours ago

Cano will likely platoon with Arcia … unless he doesn’t hit at all .. They will probably send Gosselin out .

16 hours ago

Cano will have grudges to settle when the Braves see the Mets MONDAY NIGHT.

16 hours ago

I’ll be there hopefully I’ll see him play

16 hours ago

My question be who goes down to allow Cano to come to the majors??

13 hours ago

One of the many trash/marginal players on the Braves bench and fringy part of the roster. Gosselin and Ford are the definition of replacement level.

Don’t understand the fear of him taking at bats from players. He will be taking reps from Arcia, Gosselin, and the rare Ford PH. All of which are very questionable MLBers in their own right.

11 hours ago

Either Mike Ford or Phil Gosselin

11 hours ago

Gosselin I would think .

16 hours ago

The cash considerations are going to the Braves. “Here’s $200, plus extra for tolls and dump fees.”

8 hours ago

I could be wrong, but I believe it literally may be a dollar as long as he’s going to a major league club when the Friars only had him on a minor league deal.

8 hours ago

It actually is a fairly common occurrence: https://syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2102626-brad-mills-traded-from-brewers-to-as-for-reported-1.amp.html

16 hours ago

Hope it doesn’t mean Albies will be out longer than expected.

11 hours ago

Hope not … but they need that protection .

16 hours ago

Hopefully for his sake one of his current PED providers has contacts in Atlanta, it would make that whole move so much easier for him.

16 hours ago

This move makes perfect sense as it’s the only thing the Braves desperately need at the moment, a left handed bat that can play 2nd until Ozzie returns. Even then, he might be a solid bench vet option for the remainder of the season.

Problem is, I still hate it. He’s a chronically proven cheater… I don’t love Ozuna being on the roster nor cano. Rather have higher character guys

16 hours ago

Didn’t the Braves front office get banned from baseball for cheating? Yeah those individuals are gone, but they are still owned by the same people. And a lot of the people there now were trained by “cheaters.” So maybe get off your high horse and realize that just about everyone cheats in some way or another, but only some get caught.

15 hours ago

@hiflew. Maybe you could get the facts right before chastising people to get off their high horse? The owners had nothing to do with it. Atlanta is owned by a corporation that doesn’t care to involve itself with the daily operations of the team. John Copalella was drummed out of baseball for the offense. The FO has had a complete turn over since that time. But hey, it’s always nice having someone on these boards behaving like the ethics police.

11 hours ago

Hiflew is an Astros fan, so…

36 mins ago

Bham is obviously new here if he thinks I am an Astros fan.

16 hours ago

Rather have Arcia @ 2B defensively even if he never got another hit…

16 hours ago

I think you misspelled ‘white guys’

15 hours ago

Smacky, if you equate “high character” with “white” that’s entirely on you. Look in the mirror before you come around here to cause unnecessary trouble.

14 hours ago

That went way over your head!

14 hours ago

Perhaps. Even if it was a joke of some sort (which I don’t care to understand) it’s inappropriate.

11 hours ago

Agreed Cosmo. If it’s a joke it’s not a good one by a mile and certainly not in good taste.

16 hours ago

Stop with the “we need a 2b”. Arcia is enough until Ozzie gets back.

16 hours ago

Apparently Atlanta management doesn’t agree with your assessment.

16 hours ago

Cano > Arcia are you joking???

16 hours ago

So does this mean Cano won’t be wearing a Padres cap to his HOF enshrinement in 2055?

16 hours ago

Hes not already in?

16 hours ago

Gross…

16 hours ago

Braves will pay with fish tacos.

15 hours ago

They’re getting ripped off

16 hours ago

AJP warming up…he better heat up after this beat down we got today 12-0.. Hijole!

16 hours ago

One word: why?

15 hours ago

That seems to be the theme here

16 hours ago

Why am I the only one who likes this lol

16 hours ago

I can’t fathom the angst from Braves fans over this nothingburger of a move but okay then.

16 hours ago

Cano brings nothing in my opinion compared to what we have.

I guess the only thing is if they activate him Monday and let him play and he fails within the first 6-7 games with the all star break when coming it would give Atlanta a week to figure the next move.

Everyone in here including me will change our tunes if Cano could be productive. Guess only way to find out is give him some at bats maybe the Nationals series and see what happens.

The Braves did many moves in 2021 that I would have never done and we got a World Series championship so Alex is allowed a free errors in my opinion

11 hours ago

Cano’s not occupying a 40 man spot currently.

16 hours ago

I’m not angsty. Lol

I get the people who are upset over the acquiring a cheater side of it, but I don’t understand all the general “why” questions.

Atlanta is righty heavy, it’s a low risk trade, they gave up nothing and the guy was hitting well in AAA

16 hours ago

Right? Lol. Odds this move will turn out to be a bust like Jose Bautista back in 2018 are high, but you never know with baseball. The cost is nonexistent, besides Gosselin losing his job.

16 hours ago

Canos odds of getting a World Series ring this year are through the freaking roof!

16 hours ago

What a crazy world

15 hours ago

Low risk. Low reward. Nothing burger.

15 hours ago

I’ve lost a little respect for AA over this.

15 hours ago

I swear, the dramatics on here. If he sucks, it literally cost you next to nothing. If you catch lighting in a bottle here, AA looks like pretty smart. Forget your personal bias here, because EVERY team employees players who have been caught cheating. Hell, the Astros employed like 25 at one time.

11 hours ago

He literally won us a world series with his trades last season, drafted Harris and Strider and kept most of our team together. And you are gonna whine about a move for a bench bat that literally cost us nothing at all. Go take a mydol and go to bed.

6 hours ago

There is no risk but a possible reward, if he doesn’t add to lineup, cut him

15 hours ago

Who didn’t see this coming. $#$%^ing Braves. Hate this team. F them signing him just in time for their series. I hope Max puts one in his ear. I fear a Cano resurgence because this is often how these things goes.

15 hours ago

Why would Max throw at Cano? What exactly did Cano do to the Mets?

15 hours ago

You hope another human gets hit in the ear with a baseball? What a dirtbag. It’s just baseball, you tool.

15 hours ago

I’m pretty sure Max and Robbie are friends but whatever, like Roy says, you’re a tool.

15 hours ago

MLB Trade Rumors writers always polishing turds.

15 hours ago

Subtraction by addition

15 hours ago

He will hit a walk-off homerun on wednesday to complete a 3-game sweep of the overachieving Mets.

14 hours ago

You’re an idiot. I know I’ve told you that before, and I know about 600 others have told you that too, but I just didn’t want you to forget. Carry on worrying more about the Mets than your own team.

14 hours ago

From the writers and sports guys on the radio around San Diego, Robinson Cano was a good clubhouse guy.

14 hours ago

The curse is broken

14 hours ago

Small sample size aside but he has been crushing the ball since june 24th with a 145 wrc+ and a .200+ ISO. Still babip fueled but there’s probably something left in the tank. It could be that consistent playing time helped him out in shaking off some of the rust.

14 hours ago

In the minors? Who cares? If it’s in the majors it must be a reaaaallly small sample size. But my luck he’ll pull a Matt Carpenter.

14 hours ago

Sad the Cano continues to debase himself rather than retire with a bit of dignity.

12 hours ago

So you’d retire instead of collect 10 million dollars?

11 hours ago

Debase himself by doing his job?

34 mins ago

I think dignity went out the window a few years ago

14 hours ago

Roy was on fire!!!! As others said having a lefty bat that plays 2nd is the reason the Braves are willing to take a flyer on the guy. Once Ozzie is healthy they should bring him along with caution so he can be ready for Sept/Oct.

13 hours ago

Padres, LOL

12 hours ago

Everyone but the Yankees was sure Matt Carpenter was done. The Braves have a smart organization. Maybe they see something in Cano now that he’s been hitting regularly.

12 hours ago

I thought the Braves might go for Nicky Lopez but this is cheaper.

12 hours ago

I dont get this move at all . Former GG Yolmer Sanchez (switch hitter, .797 OPS at AAA) is playing at Worcester for the Red Sox. He’s just spinning his wheels there, I would think, Atlanta couldve pried him away for a low level prospect.

12 hours ago

@MudyChicken

They don’t give up anyone and they’re getting a career .300 hitter. I prefer them doing that than giving up prospects, the risk is worth it, and that’s why AA is such an excellent GM.

12 hours ago

“.300 hitter” That doesnt describe his play this year, or the fact he was suspended for the entire ’20 season. Hes gotten 74 ABs the past 2 years. Theres just better options out there, is all Im saying.

12 hours ago

You obviously can’t comprehend why they want a LH bat and a good career situational hitter, and a good hitter with runners on.. The .300 part is just a fact, I didn’t say he’s going to hit .300, but do try to read slowly what I said. There is little risk in this move.

7 hours ago

The guy I mentioned is a ‘switch hitter’ that means he hits both LH and RH. Who’s not taking the time to read whose post? Wow! Sanchez is a much better left handed bat than right. I didn’t just throw a rando out there.

You used career batting average as your ‘go to’, to explain the pickup. I didn’t write that you did. That is ridiculously simple minded when assessing the future of a player, especially one at the tail end of his career, who currently holds an OPS+ of 8.

4 hours ago

Sure, in a vacuum. In reality, .300 LH hitters don’t just grow on trees.

1 hour ago

Vacuums exist in reality.

39 mins ago

But does reality exist in a vacuum?

12 hours ago

This is a good move, he’s a LH bat, he’s a career 300 hitter, and the fact is he’s an excellent situational hitter and an excellent hitter with runners on base, go check his splits. I am not saying he’ll go and light up Truist, but it’s a good move with little risk. Arcia has played tremendous 2nd base but is inconsistent with the bat. Cano will get some time at 2nd base, and he’ll fit right in with the other hombres Ozuna, Heredia, Acuna, Rosario, etc. People that do not understand this move have no clue.

12 hours ago

Braves trading for rejects lol.

12 hours ago

@theodore glass

Yes, but he’s a career .300 hitter, excellent situational hitter, LH bat, and excellent with runners on.. Small risk for the Braves, and they lose nothing by taking that risk.

11 hours ago

Well at the time last year Duvall, Rosario, Soler and Joc were seen as rejects so dont question AA hes earned the respect of all of baseball as the best GM in baseball.

11 hours ago

Minor league deal.

11 hours ago

Did I miss something? Does it say anywhere that Cano will immediately step into the Braves lineup?

He is on a minor league deal so they have no obligation to call him up at all.

It cost them nothing except some pocket change to get Cano from the Padres as insurance that neither Gosselin nor Arcia start to play better.

Until that time its bus time for Cano.

11 hours ago

Enjoyed watching him play for the Chihuahuas. Say what you will about the guy but I appreciate that he just wants to play. Not getting anything out of it anymore. Seems to be playing because he enjoys it.

9 hours ago

You seem to be a logical padres fan. Drop the bitter!

11 hours ago

This feels like another Rosario, Pederson, Soler deal that’ll pay off for the Braves.

10 hours ago

If Cano comes in and has even just one big hit to help the Braves win a game against the Mets over the next few days it will all be worth it for the Braves

9 hours ago

Eh. Why not. Team is on all cylinders right now, something to do until albies returns.

6 hours ago

Joc and solar were struggling veterans?

44 mins ago

@rparker68: Joc had a .718 OPS and -.3 bWAR when Atlanta got him. Soler had .658 and -1.4. You don’t consider that struggling?

4 hours ago

Cano Don’t Cha Know!

That Giant Sucking Sound you Hear and Putrid Smell emanating from Flushing, NY is another Mets Choke Job as they give it up to the Braves. Bye Bye 1st Place 10.5 Game Lead vanishes.

4 hours ago

He’s gonna knock the cover off the ball in a dead cat bounce kinda way in the ATL. It’s about to get HOT in the ATL into mid-July and August, and Cano will heat up too. Fantasy owners, pick this man up pronto!

3 hours ago

G-Braves games in Cool-Ray will be fun for the next week. Getting to see the fallen star of Cano, try and shine again. Can he hit like Matt Carpenter for a spell or Joey Gallo?! Tune in to find out! Haters!

2 hours ago

No risk at all, if he doesn’t perform well Cano will be released an AA will get someone else, easy as that.

36 mins ago

Not to belabor the point but the risk is you lose games because he’s terrible when you could have tried someone else. If they just stash him in the minors, then no risk, but if they play him there is certainly something to lose, namely games.

2 hours ago

This dude is so washed up

2 hours ago

Kind of a slap in the face of the Braves minor league and developmental system….we have no one better to bring up so we’ll take a flyer on a has-been,

2 hours ago

Love a trade that happens in the middle of the night. No lead up, no rumours- you wake up and go What!? or Whoa!

Good on Alex. Shows that Atlanta has the same GM that was in Toronto who has passion for the game and its fans.