Mets Say Robinson Cano Plans to Preserve Leg Health in Most Robinson Cano Way Ever

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 23:  Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Mets celebrates his sixth inning home run with Pete Alonso #20 against the San Diego Padres during their game at Citi Field on July 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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When Robinson Cano was diagnosed with a torn hamstring in early August, most skeptics and pundits presumed that he would miss the rest of the 2019 season.

In a surprising turn of events, the New York Mets activated the vet second baseman on Tuesday, less than a month after he went on the shelf. Cano wasn't in the lineup for Tuesday night's showdown against the Washington Nationals, but skipper Mickey Callaway claimed he would be available off the bench to pinch hit.

What isn't the least bit shocking, however, is the manner in which Callaway and Co. are going to manage Cano's tender hammy. Sound the alarms, folks, because Robbie will "control his running effort," for the last month of the campaign.

So, he'll just do what he's been doing for his entire career?

Cano has done little to impress the Amazins' fans base with his bat in his first year with the club -- he's slashing .252/.295/.415 across 325 at-bats -- and only made the predicament worse by displaying a palpable and prevalent lack of hustle in the field and on the base paths.

How does Callaway respond? By literally permitting him to not bust his tail whenever he's in his lineup card.

Color us not bewildered at all. In fact, it's a tactic we almost expected the club from Queens to deploy given their erratic and laughable tendencies.