ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves have bought second baseman Robinson Cano, who is experienced in a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres, for cash.
Cano, 39, hit .149 combined with Homer and four RBIs in 74 at-bats for the Padres and New York Mets this season. He has batted .333 with three homers and 20 RBIs in 96 at-bat for Triple-A El Paso since Padres dropped him and re-signed him in a minor-league deal last month.
The Braves are without second baseman Oggy Albiz for the next few weeks. Albiz suffered a fractured leg at At-Bat last month, and Atlanta is relying on the Orlando Archie as their replacement. Arcia is hitting .252 in 123 at-bats this year with three homers and 17 RBIs. Manager Brian Snitker said he is happy with Archie, especially his defense.
The Mets owe Cano about $ 45 million, with the rest of its original contract signed with Seattle. He was earning a minimum pro-rata share of $ 700,000 in his major league deal with San Diego. He was serving a second suspension for performance-enhancing drugs last season.
Padres signed a minor league deal on June 10, eight days after his release. It is likely that Canoe Braves will report to Triple-A affiliate Gwenet.