Suspended New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano made a return to competitive baseball with a bang. Cano joined the Estrellas Orientales in the Dominican Winter League and hit two home runs in his first game. Steroids or not, the sweet Cano swing never gets old.
Another home run for Robinson Cano! He's 2-for-2 with two homers now! pic.twitter.com/jGvQSPBKt5
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) December 27, 2020
Both homers were hit with the same ferociousness we saw throughout Cano’s PED filled 2020 season. At 38-years old, the worst thing for Cano is spending time on the sidelines, collecting dust. His first in-game at-bats since late September showed no such rust. Cano was a force in the middle of the lineup for the four seed Estrellas.
The competition is not quite at the MLB level but turning around two home runs is still an impressive feat. The Estrellas took game one of their playoff series 8-4 and put themselves in a good spot with Cano joining Fernando Tatis Jr. in the same lineup.
Whether the handful of games Cano plays means anything for his baseball future, positive results are always helpful. Cano will likely hold down the three spot and DH again during the second game of their series on Monday. If the homers continue, the question will be, is he still juiced?