The Atlanta Braves purchased ex-Mets second baseman/DH Robinson Cano in exchange for cash considerations.

This occurred just before the crucial three-game series between two of the National League East's top teams.

This is a strategic move, given that Cano spent nearly the entire spring training season with the Mets.

Following a year-long suspension for performance-enhancing drugs.

The 39-year-old's bat speed disappeared, which led to an anemic.

The Mets designated Cano for assignment due to rosters falling from 28 to 26 players on May 2nd.

Cano was denied a chance to play in Triple-A Syracuse and the Mets released him.

Cano signed a minor league contract with the Padres. However, Cano struggled in San Diego, where he had a batting average.

091 and a.209 OPS over a span of 12 games (33 innings). Cano was optioned by the Padres to Triple A on June 2. He has lived there ever since.

The Braves have brought him in ahead of a crucial series against the Mets.