Cancel Robinson

Robinson CancelAccording to NJ.com, another Mets catcher is down for the count.

This time it’s Robinson Cancel, who has a small tear in his knee that will require surgery.

Not that Cancel was going to make the team, but, he actually had an outside shot if both Ramon Castro and Brian Schneider begin the season on the DL — which is a slight possibility.

Too bad for Robbie, who was having a decent spring training. Good for Gustavo Molina, who is 4-for-12 this spring, and Raul Casanova, who is hitting .308 this spring.

Hat tip to The ‘Ropolitans, who sourced me with the info on Cancel’s knee.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.