New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano wanted to do one thing after arriving for spring training - to apologize to his teammates for missing the entire 2021 season due to the PED suspension. Cano, who has two years and $48 million left on his current contract, entered this season determined to play well and try to make amends after feeling like he let his teammates down last year.
“I called them and apologized for what happened,” Cano told The Post. “As veteran players, they deserve that respect”. Cano, an eight-time MLB All-Star, is a big basetball lover but he prefers to let his game do the talking.
“I never open up to talk to people to tell how much I love baseball. For me, the less that I can talk the better. I came here to play the game and not just go around and say what I like and what I don’t like,” he said.
Cano: Apologizing wasn't easy but something I needed to do
“It’s a hard moment. You have to sit in front of your teammates and apologize and talk to them. It’s harder than playing baseball,” he said.
“This is something you don’t prepare a statement for. You have to say it from the heart. I am happy to be back and I want to be here to help this team. My biggest thing was not to be a distraction for the team. Especially this team, they have some new faces.
They want to win. They spend the money. I don’t want to be like a stranger where no one wants to talk to me or the guys are waiting, ‘When’s he going to apologize?’ ” Cano apologized to his teammates and it seems his apology has been accepted.
Manager Buck Showalter and Mets players indicated with their comments they were ready to move on from what happened as they are focused on winning the World Series this year.