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The Atlanta Braves announced on Monday the signing of Venezuelan Ehire Adrianza from the Washington Nationals, and they have placed Dominican Robinson Canó on assignment.
It is the third time that Canó has gone through this process. Before he lived it as a player for the New York Metros and the San Diego Padres. In the deal to sign Adrianza, the Braves sent outfielder Trey Harris to the Nationals.
Adrianza, who is batting .179 with two doubles and seven RBIs in 31 games so far this season, comes to the Braves to strengthen the defending champions’ infield defense.
The Atlanta team has lost star second baseman Ozzie Albies, who suffered a broken left foot. To make room for Adrianza on the 40-man roster, the Braves put Canó on assignment.
The team has seven days to make the change, release him or return him to the minor league squad.
In the latter case, the player can decide whether to go to the Minor League or prefer to declare himself a free agent.
Canó, facing this process for the third time this season after doing so with the New York Metros and San Diego Padres, hit just .154 with a double and a run scored in nine games with the Braves.
So far this season, Canó has a .150 offensive line with one home run and four RBIs in 33 games.
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