The Atlanta Braves have officially designated veteran infielder Robinson Cano, a future Hall of Famer, for assignment following their acquisition of infielder Ehire Adrianza in a trade with the Washington Nationals.
Cano, 39, was acquired from the San Diego Padres last month, and hit .154 in 27 plate appearances over his nine games with the Braves.
Adrianza, 32, was hitting .179 with seven RBIs in 94 plate appearances over 31 games this season with the Nationals.
Cano had been hitting .333 with three home runs and 20 RBIs in Triple-A El Paso, the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate team, but once he hit the major league level he hit a massive skid, hitting just .091 in 34 plate appearances over 12 games.
The Padres picked up Cano after he was released by the New York Mets back in May, after he hit just