Robinson Cancel

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Robinson Cancel
Born: (1976-05-04) May 4, 1976 (age 38)
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 3, 1999 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Last MLB appearance
June 5, 2011 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
Batting average .200
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 10

Robinson Cancel (born May 4, 1976) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball. 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.[1]

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.

On May 28, 2011, Cancel was called up after Humberto Quintero was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a high right ankle sprain.[2]


  1. ^ "Mets Cancel Rangers' Plans For A Sweep In The Twinbill". WPXI. 15 June 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Rosecrans, C. Trent (2011-05-28). "Another violent collision at the plate". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 

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