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Mets activate Robinson Cano from injured list

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The Mets will have their veteran second baseman for the final month of the season.

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The Mets have announced that Robinson Cano has been activated from injured list prior to tonight’s game against the Washington Nationals. He is not in the lineup tonight, but he is available to come off the bench.

It marks a surprising return for the veteran second baseman, who has been out of major league action since tearing his left hamstring in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 4th. It was initially feared that the injury would end his season, but his recovery time wound up being much quicker than expected, and after taking part in two rehab games with the Brooklyn Cyclones, he now finds himself back on the major league roster.

It is not yet known how heavily the Mets will utilize Cano in the final month of the season. Mickey Callaway has already stated that he would receive regular playing time, and the impending return of Jed Lowrie further complicates the club’s infield situation. Nevertheless, with the team standing four games back of a postseason spot, it is clearly an “all hands on deck” situation, and they will gladly accept any contributions that Cano has to offer.