Cano added, “For me, this season is motivating. It’s blessed always to wear a uniform, be able to play in the big leagues, to play sharp. The Mets uniform, there is a lot of pride, a lot of good history and I’m ready to go.”
The veteran second baseman is coming off a season in which he was suspended 80-games for violating Major League Baseball’s joint drug policy. Upon returning to the team, he hit .303/.374/.471 with ten home runs, 22 doubles, and 50 RBI’s in 80 games.
Cano told Staszewski that he spoke to his former agent and now Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen before deciding to waive his no-trade clause, and when talking about his future with the Mets he said “I know there is gonna be a lot of good things.”
The 35-year old spent the first eight years of his big league career across town with the Yankees, where he won five Sliver Sluggers and finished in the Top-1o in MVP voting five times. Prior to the 2014 season, he signed a 10-year $240 million deal with the Mariners.
The deal for Cano and Edwin Diaz is expected to become official as early as later today, with the trade just waiting on the stamp of approval from the Commissioners Office.