DFA'd Twice & Now Out Of Majors, He Has 3 Chances At World Series Ring

It could be an all-time first. A player whose career has been essentially over for over two months getting a World Series ring. It's hard to imagine that, after struggling to a .150 average over 100 at-bats for three different teams this season—including being DFA'd twice— 40-year-old Robinson Cano has a pretty decent chance at getting a ring. 

Normally, World Series winners give a ring to any player that spent any time with them during the season. 

The former 8-time All-Star started his season with the New York Mets, hit .195 in 12 games, and was DFA'd by them in early May. He then went to the San Diego Padres where he hit just .091 in 12 games. The Pads traded him to the Atlanta Braves for cash in July, who DFA'd him two weeks later after hitting .154 in 9 games, likely spelling the end of the 40-year-old's career. 

But the Atlanta Braves are one of the hottest teams in the majors heading into the postseason (not to mention the defending World Series champs), so clearly they have a good chance of winning the title. We know that one of the Mets or Padres will advance to the National League Division Series against the Braves. Which means, once again, one of Cano's former teams from this season will be in the NLCS, just one step away from the World Series. 

All of this means that Cano has a 1 in 4 chance of getting fitted for a Series ring, even though his career is essentially over. 

If he is indeed done, Cano will wrap up his career with a .301 lifetime average, a .351 on-base percentage, and an .839 OPS with 335 HR. And, possibly, another ring (he won one with the 2009 New York Yankees). 

What a way to go. 

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