It is time to dust off your No. 22 jerseys, Mariners fans, because Robinson Cano is officially back on Tuesday!
It has been a while since we have seen Cano take the field after being suspended 80 games for violating the MLB's performance-enhancing drugs policy
2018 All-Star Jean Segura
Following is my rough translation of Jean’s new IG post that made my heart melt— Lydia Cruz (@TheLydiaCruz) August 14, 2018
“In life you are thankful when a person helps from the heart, without malice, much less without expecting anything in return. Throughout my life, my family & I will always be grateful to you.” (1/2) pic.twitter.com/91WJ2qrUIW
“I give thanks to God for putting you in my way & making me a better player & much better person. I‘ll never forget you held out your hand when I needed it most & today thanks to God, Im a man w/ a beautiful family & my children will never go through what their father did.” (2/2)— Lydia Cruz (@TheLydiaCruz) August 14, 2018
If you read this and did not either tear up or even crack a smile, there might be something wrong with you. That's more than your average relationship between teammates. In all seriousness, you can see from that Segura is excited to have his old buddy back in the lineup with him.
Cano could not have come back at a better time. Seattle is currently at 69-51 in the AL West, good for third in the division. They are currently 2.5 games back behind their division rival Oakland A's for the final Wild Card slot, seeking a postseason berth for the first time in 17 years.
Don't expect Cano to be brought along slowly. They'll want his offensive power right away, and conveniently, he'll look to take over his usual spot at second base with Dee Gordon out now with a shoulder injury.