May 4, 1976 |
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 3, 1999 for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 5, 2011 for the Houston Astros|
|Runs batted in||10|
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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