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Braves select contract of Robinson Cano, reinstate Adam Duvall

Mike Ford was optioned to Gwinnett while Phil Gosselin was designated for assignment.

Milwaukee Brewers v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves announced a couple of roster moves ahead of their big three-game series against the New York Mets. The team selected the contract of infielder Robinson Cano, whom they acquired from the Padres Sunday for cash considerations. The team also reinstated outfielder Adam Duvall from the paternity list.

To make room on the active roster, the Braves optioned infielder Mike Ford back to Gwinnett and designated Phil Gosselin for assignment.

Cano was released by the Mets on May 8 and then latched on with the Padres where he was hitting .333/.375/.479 in 21 games with their Triple A team in El Paso. His major league numbers this season haven’t been good as he is hitting just .149/.182/.189 in 77 plate appearances between New York and San Diego. With Ozzie Albies out with a broken foot, the Braves must have seen enough to take a flyer that he has something left.

No word yet on Kenley Jansen who was expected to be activated from the injured list prior to the Mets series.

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