Mets designate Robinson Cano for assignment

Mets designate Robinson Cano for assignment amid roster cuts

The Robinson Cano era in Flushing may have drawn to a close.

As MLB rosters had to be trimmed to 26 players by Monday, Cano was one of the odd men out as the Mets designated him for assignment 

It was a difficult call for the Mets, who still owe Cano around $20 million for the next two seasons.

However, in 12 games, Cano is batting .195 with an on-base percentage of .233 and one home run, three runs and three RBI.

The Mets could have optioned Dominic Smith, J.D. Davis or Luis Guillorme or designated Travis Jankowski for assignment

But each of those players has filled a unique role in the team's strong 16-7 start.