The Mets have activated Robinson Canó from the injured list, as the second baseman is in the team’s lineup for this afternoon’s series finale against the Cardinals. He’ll play at his natural position and bat fifth, and the team has placed Noah Syndergaard on the injured list to make room for him on the roster.
The rest of the Mets’ lineup today sure is interesting. Regulars Todd Frazier, Amed Rosario, Wilson Ramos, and Jeff McNeil are all out of the lineup, with Dom Smith leading off and playing left field, J.D. Davis hitting second and playing third, Adeiny Hechavarria batting sixth and playing shortstop, and Tomas Nido batting eighth and catching.
Canó’s tenure with the Mets has gotten off to a slow start, as he’s hit just .238/.284/.366 with three home runs and a 76 wRC+. The Mets botched his quad injury earlier this month when they activated him without having sent him on any rehab assignment only to see him leave the first game he started because of the same injury. This time around, they at least had him play in a handful of rehab games with Triple-A Syracuse before his activation.