End Of Line For Robinson Cano As Braves and Nationals Swing Deal

The Atlanta Braves have seen all they needed to see from Robinson Cano, and have gone out and re-acquired infielder Ehire Adrianza from the Washington Nationals. 

Cano, hitting just .154 (4-for-26) for Atlanta, has been designated for assignment, making it three teams that have cut him loose this season, following the New York Mets and San Diego Padres.

Adrianza spent 2021 with the Braves, when he hit .247 with a .728 OPS in 209 plate appearances. He adds middle infield depth for Atlanta. And he was clutch:

Adrianza batted .342 (14-for-41) with runners in scoring position for Atlanta last season. He's spent varying amounts of time in the majors for the past 10 seasons, and has a lifetime .240 average. He has the versatility to play nearly every position around the diamond.

Outfielder Trey Harris was the Braves' No. 29 prospect, and heads to the Washington organization in return for Adrianza. He has been at Double-A for the Braves, where's he's hitting .238, though he has a .284 average in four minor league seasons. 

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