Francisco Lindor sad to see Robinson Cano go, respects Mets move

Francisco Lindor sad to see Robinson Cano go, respects Mets move

Francisco Lindor needs he had extra time with Robinson Cano as his teammate, however stated he “respects” the Mets’ determination to designate the struggling veteran for project on Monday.

A day after the star shortstop stated he wouldn’t be completely happy if the membership dumped Cano with a view to trim its roster right down to 26 by Monday’s deadline, the Mets adopted via with the choice.

“Unhappy,” Lindor stated after the Mets fell to the Braves 5-2 at Citi Area. “I didn’t wish to see him go, however I respect the group’s determination. He’s an important man, nice teammate. I want I [could] spend extra time with him, proceed to be taught in regards to the sport and various things that he has been via in life. However on the finish of the day, I’m with the New York Mets and I respect their determination.”

The transfer was anticipated to resonate within the clubhouse, the place the 39-year-old Cano was well-liked, however Lindor stated it was powerful to inform on Monday as a result of gamers had a late report time after which shortly turned their consideration to the sport as soon as they arrived at Citi Area.

However Lindor spoke to Cano on Sunday evening after he acquired the information.

“I’m positive he was unhappy,” Lindor stated. “However life continues. … There’s nonetheless a pair days [until Cano’s fate is resolved, likely with the Mets releasing him], so we’ll see what occurs.”

Lindor and Cano had been teammates for less than one-plus season, although Cano was not across the group in any respect final yr whereas serving a suspension for performance-enhancing medicine. Nonetheless, Lindor stated he realized a lot from the eight-time All-Star who has been within the main leagues since 2004.

Robinson Cano talks with Francisco Lindor within the Mets’ dugout on Sunday.Robert Sabo

“He’s affected person,” Lindor stated. “He has a whole lot of persistence and he’s very humble. Joyful man. He all the time had a special story each single day. You knew the place Cano was as a result of he was both laughing actually loud or telling a narrative actually loud. Wherever he goes, I want him nothing however one of the best.”

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