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Robinson Canó homers three times vs. Padres


Mets second baseman Robinson Canó hit three homers in Tuesday night’s 5-2 win over the Padres. He accounted for all five runs, hitting a solo homer in the fourth, a two-run homer in the sixth, and another two-run jack in the seventh.

Tuesday’s effort marks the first three-homer game of Canó’s career. He’s the first Met with a three-homer game since Yoenis Céspedes on April 11, 2017 against the Phillies. It’s the 12th three-homer game of the 2019 season. 2018 saw 14 such games.

Canó finished 4-for-4 on the night. He’s now hitting .254/.298/.418 with nine home runs, 27 RBI, and 28 runs scored in 299 plate appearances on the season.

Domingo Germán placed on administrative leave under MLB’s domestic violence policy

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Major League Baseball just announced that New York Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán has been placed on Administrative Leave under the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy. Per the policy, the initial period of Administrative Leave may last up to seven days, barring an extension.

There have been no details yet provided as to the underlying facts which gave rise to the investigation. They will no doubt come out soon, however, at least in part. We’ll certainly update if and when that happens. In the meantime, Major League Baseball’s Department of Investigations has commenced an investigation into the matter that led to his placement on Administrative Leave.

So, that’s quite a thing. Updates as warranted.