Braves acquire Robinson Canó from the Padres – The Braves have made a move that I sneaky like, picking up former Met Robinson Canó in exchange for cash considerations:
Canó hit .149 (11-for-74) with 1 HR this season with the Mets and Padres, but did hit .333 (32-for-96) with five doubles, three homers and an .854 OPS in 21 games for the Padres' Triple-A El Paso affiliate. #Braves taking a no-risk flyer.
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) July 10, 2022
O’Brien hit it on the head — this is a no-risk move for a guy who’s hitting really well in AAA. With a series upcoming against the Mets, you have to wonder if the Braves will activate Canó to face his former club. If Atlanta decides to active Canó, it’s likely Phil Gosselin returns to Gwinnett.
Braves acquire 8-time All Star Robinson Canó from the Padres
There’s no harm in this move, and if Canó can hit like he’s hitting in AAA right now, this will be another all-timer from Alex Anthopoulos. If Canó doesn’t, oh well.
Welcome to Atlanta, Robbie!
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