Cancel in 2018
|Born: May 4, 1976|
Lajas, Puerto Rico
|September 3, 1999, for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 5, 2011, for the Houston Astros|
|Runs batted in||10|
Robinson Castro Cancel (born May 4, 1976) is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball catcher. He made his Major League Baseball debut for the Milwaukee Brewers on September 3, 1999. He would not appear at the major league level again until June 4, 2008, when he was called up by the New York Mets.
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. He began the 2009 season in the minors, and was called up on July 30.
Cancel spent the 2010 season with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball until the Houston Astros signed him in March 2011. 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.
Cancel retired in 2013. The Atlanta Braves hired Cancel to manage the Gulf Coast League Braves club for 2015 season. Cancel is currently the manager of the Asheville Tourists minor league baseball team. He became manager of the Tomateros de Culiacán for the 2018-19 Mexican Pacific League following Lorenzo Bundy's departure.
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