|Sultanes de Monterrey|
May 4, 1976 |
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|September 3, 1999 for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Runs batted in||10|
Robinson Cancel (born May 4, 1976 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who is currently with the Sultanes de Monterrey. He made his major league debut for the Brewers on September 3, 1999.
On June 15, 2008, Cancel pinch-hit for Pedro Martínez in the bottom of the sixth inning with the bases loaded. Cancel singled to center field, driving in two runs; this single was the game-winning hit, giving Martínez his 211th career win. It was Cancel's first hit in the majors since 1999.
Cancel hit his first career home run as a member of the Mets on August 11, 2008 against Zach Duke of the Pittsburgh Pirates, coming almost nine years after Cancel's Major-League debut with the Brewers. Cancel came up huge for the Mets on September 25, 2008 as he went 2–4 with a double, a run and an R.B.I. on Ryan Church's tip toe slid into home plate.
He spent the 2009 season in Triple-A and became a free agent in October 9 when he was designated for assignment.
- "Mets Cancel Rangers' Plans For A Sweep In The Twinbill". WPXI. 15 June 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2010.
- Rosecrans, C. Trent (2011-05-28). "Another violent collision at the plate". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
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