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Mets place Robinson Cano back on injured list, call up Tim Peterson

Cano appeared for just a few innings between injured list stints.

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The Mets have placed Robinson Cano back on the injured list and called up relief pitcher Tim Peterson to take his spot on the active roster. Cano had come off the injured list without playing in any rehab games last week, and he played just a few innings before his quad forced him out of the one game he played in. And for the past few days, the Mets had hesitated to put him back on the injured list, even though he wasn’t able to play.

Cano’s season has gotten off to a rough start, as he’s hit just .238/.284/.366 with three home runs and a 77 wRC+ in 183 plate appearances. The Mets who have played in his stead have fared well, with Jeff McNeil and Adeiny Hechavarria both hitting well in their time playing second base.

As for Peterson, he’s bounced between Triple-A and the Mets a few times this year. He has a 2.84 ERA in 6.1 major league innings, though he’s walked twice as many batters as he’s struck out in that tiny sample.