The hits keep on coming for Robinson Cano.
The superstar second baseman is currently riding the pine as he serves his 80-game suspension. He should get comfortable there because that's where he'll be even when he's eligible to return.
Mariners' General Manager Jerry Dipoto says that Cano won't be the regular second baseman when he's back.
Dipoto: Cano won't be regular 2B upon return https://t.co/mmwuXpONzv— Rotoworld Baseball (@Rotoworld_BB) June 11, 2018
Yup, you read that correctly.
The man has lost his job, plenty of money, and now his everyday spot at second base. It's hard to imagine him not playing second base as he's got a solid glove, but it makes sense moving forward. Cano isn't eligible to play in the postseason due to the suspension, so Seattle is giving reps to Dee Gordon, who would be playing that position if the Mariners do make it to the playoffs.
The #Mariners are striving for a postseason berth. Robinson Cano isn't eligible to play in the postseason. So that could lead to a second base "time share'' once he returns in August, says GM Jerry Dipoto. https://t.co/g49JQdYEsU— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) June 11, 2018
You may still see Cano at DH, but it's still shocking to think of a bat like that sitting on the bench. He still deserves time in the lineup, as he's one of the better hitters on the team, but moving forward, the Mariners want their active players to be postseason ready.
These are the bad breaks you get when you get caught cheating.