Robinson Cano RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cano, Mariners in agreement: ‘I like what I see’

    USA Today "Robinson Cano props himself on top of a folding chair, looks around the Seattle Mariners clubhouse, laughs at his teammates playing pool, nods in admiration at his rookie manager, but suddenly jumps off the chair. His eyes turn cold, and it’s clear this is a subject he doesn’t want to..." April 01

  • Cano primed for AL MVP Award-type season "It was fair to wonder last season, as Robinson Cano struggled through the worst first half of his 11-year career, whether the 33-year-old had begun the inevitable slide in the battle with Father Time. Cano wasn't selected to the American League All-Star team for the first time in six years. He..." March 31

  • Robinson Cano responds to offseason criticism from ex-coach

    Real GM Baseball "Robinson Cano addressed former assistant hitting coach Andy Van Slyke's offseason criticism of him before the first full-squad workout of spring training. "Honestly it didn't hurt me. Coming from a guy like him, it doesn't bother me at all because I know how I play," Cano said. "If you hear the..." February 26

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    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Cano says he's "98 percent" now after double hernia surgery in October. Says last year was tough, but he doesn't want to make excuses.

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    Privately, #Mariners have long acknowledged it's a matter of when, not if, Cano shifts to first base.

  • Report: Cano unhappy in Seattle, wants Yankees reunion

    The Score "Less than a week after former major league outfielder and coach Andy Van Slyke made critical comments about Robinson Cano's attitude and work ethic, comes a report claiming the six-time All-Star wants out of Seattle. A source close to Cano tells John Harper of the New York Daily News that the..." November 23

  • Ex-Mariners coach Andy Van Slyke wrong to rip Robinson Cano

    New York Daily News "You could always see where Robinson Cano might become an easy target, especially with those new, $240 million-man expectations. His refusal to bust it down the line on routine outs, which drove Yankee fans crazy, could easily be forgiven as long as he was playing at an All-Star level, as he did..." November 23

  • Former MLB player Andy Van Slyke blasts Yasiel Puig, Robinson Cano

    Sporting News "Former MLB outfielder and coach Andy Van Slyke, whose son, Scott, is an outfielder for the Dodgers, delivered harsh criticism Thursday for one of his son's teammates. During an interview with a St. Louis radio station, Van Slyke trashed Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig in his claim that ace..." November 20

  • Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano undergoes successful core surgery

    Seattle Times "Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano underwent successful surgery to repair core-muscle injuries Tuesday in Philadelphia. Dr. William Meyers of the Vincera Institute, which specializes core-muscle injuries, performed the procedure. He repaired damage to the left and right sides of..." October 14

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    Ryan Divish @RyanDivish

    #Mariners Medical update on Robinson Cano's surgery ...

  • Mariners’ Robinson Cano has been playing hurt, will have surgery Oct. 13

    Seattle Times "The nagging pain in Robinson Cano’s lower abdomen, which he has dealt with the final two and half months of the season, hasn’t subsided for a reason. On Friday, the Mariners announced that Cano has been diagnosed with a sports hernia and will have offseason surgery on Oct. 13 in..." October 03

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    Shannon Drayer @shannondrayer

    Cano out of lineup with abdomen strain. Will have MRI. #Mariners

  • Robinson Cano struggles with digestive ailment amid miserable season

    Sporting News "Few hitters have been as consistent as Robinson Cano over the past decade. His managers could always pencil him into the lineup, as he has played at least 157 games every season since 2007, and they could always count on him for offense, with his OPS dipping below .836 only once in the last..." July 06

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    #Mariners 2B Robinson Cano helped to clubhouse after hit by ball during Angels' infield drills between innings.

  • Robinson Cano hit in head by warm-up ball, cleared of concussion

    ESPN "Seattle Mariners star Robinson Cano was hit in the head by a stray ball while the Los Angeles Angels were warming up in between innings Saturday and left the game because of dizziness. Cano was taken to the clubhouse after being struck by rookie shortstop Taylor Featherston's high throw over..." June 28

  • Yankees fans: Happy they didn't pay Robinson Cano $240 million like Seattle Mariners did?

    Newark Star-Ledger "In case you haven't been following the post-Yankees career of second baseman Robinson Cano, his first season in Seattle was a decent one (.314/14 homers/82 RBI). But year No. 2? Not so much. For the $240 million Cano reportedly received in a 10-year deal, he's hit just one home run, knocked in..." May 22

  • The one big red flag with Robinson Cano's slow start

    Lookout Landing "don't believe this is the beginning of the end for Robinson Cano. I don't, because I can't. Cano, tabbed to be a cornerstone of the franchise for a decade, will be paid $24 million from now until I'm an age I'd rather not calculate—and the idea of this going to hell after just a year is something..." May 19

  • Cano to test broken toe in Dominican League games "Robinson Cano has been granted permission by the Mariners to play a handful of games in the Dominican Winter League starting next week as he returns from a broken toe that was injured during the MLB All-Star Series in Japan in November. Cano is expected to be used primarily as a designated..." January 10

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    Shannon Drayer @shannondrayer

    Cano out for a 4th straight day, most starts he has missed since 2006

  • Cano: Mo Rivera still 'the best closer'

    ESPN "Robinson Cano is taking Mariano Rivera's long-range, no-nonsense zinger in stride. A day after it was revealed in his new book that the all-time saves leader would take Boston's Dustin Pedroia at second base, Cano, now with the Seattle Mariners, insisted he still respects his longtime former..." May 07

  • Mo Rivera: I'd pick Pedroia over Cano

    ESPN "Former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera writes in a new book released Tuesday that Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox would be his ultimate choice as a second baseman, saying he doesn't think former teammate Robinson Cano "burns to be the best." Rivera played with Cano for the first nine seasons..." May 06

  • Cano coming back to Bronx, but Yankees have moved on

    New York Post "Robinson, who? The Yankees’ offseason decision not to match the Mariners’ 10-year, $240 million offer for Robinson Cano, and instead disperse their funds on a slew of other free agents, has paid off in the first month of the season. The players they did sign — Jacoby Ellsbury, Masahiro Tanaka,..." April 25

  • Kevin Long, Yankees couldn't get through to Robinson Cano on lack of hustle

    New York Daily News "Kevin Long considers Robinson Cano practically a son, they grew so close over the years in the Bronx. And that bond, forged during their countless sessions in the batting cage, allows him to speak frankly about the $240 million man who is now a Seattle Mariner. That is, while Long couldn’t be..." February 17

  • That didn't take long: Yankees re-issue Robinson Cano's No. 24

    CBS Sports "First the first time in nearly a decade, the Yankees opened spring training without Robinson Cano on Friday. Their pitchers and catchers reported to Tampa while Cano is still a few days away from having to show up to Mariners' camp after signing a ten-year, $240 million deal with Seattle this..." February 14

  • Sheffield: Robinson Cano will regret leaving Yankees

    New York Daily News "Gary Sheffield made plenty of money during his career, but the slugger believes the value of playing in a stacked lineup might outweigh the almighty dollar. That’s why Sheffield believes Robinson Cano could ultimately regret his decision to bolt the Bronx for Seattle, where he signed with the..." December 19

  • Robinson Cano: 'I didn't feel respect' from the Yankees

    Arizona Republic "Robinson Cano buttoned up his new Seattle Mariners jersey as flashbulbs popped. From his seat on a folding chair 20 feet away, Jay Z smiled. It was a big day for both, as the former New York Yankees second baseman signed a 10-year, $240 million contract, the first major deal signed by a client..." December 14

  • Yankees fans likely won’t forgive Cano

    New York Post "April 29 at Yankee Stadium. Book it now. You’re going to see the most vicious, hellacious booing since the new Yankee Stadium opened in 2009. April 22 at Fenway Park? Take it or leave it. Shouldn’t be much of anything. First will come Jacoby Ellsbury’s return to Red Sox Nation in a..." December 14

  • Ortiz: Yankees lost 'face of ballclub' in Cano

    ESPN Boston "David Ortiz says he thinks his Boston Red Sox will benefit from Robinson Cano joining the Seattle Mariners, calling it "great news for us" but a blow to the rival New York Yankees. Ortiz, speaking in an interview with WEEI Radio in Boston, said the Yankees lost "the face" of the team when they..." December 07

  • Robinson Cano “didn’t want to play” for Joe Girardi

    Hardball Talk "Now that second baseman Robinson Cano has reportedly accepted a 10-year, $240 million contract to leave the Yankees for the Mariners, we can open the floodgates on some anonymously-sourced bad-mouthing. We have our first such story from the Cano side of things, courtesy of George A. King III of..." December 07

  • Mariners have agreed with Robinson Cano on a 10-year, $240M contract

    CBS Sports "The Mariners have agreed on a 10-year, $240MM deal with superstar second baseman Robinson Cano, confirms. Early on Friday, there were reports (including here) of a snag in negotiations, but sources suggest that was overblown or just not correct, as the sides worked through a deal..." December 06

  • Robinson Cano's bid to join Mariners ends on sour note thanks to Jay Z: sources

    New York Daily News "The Mariners’ efforts to lure Robinson Cano to Seattle as the latest $200 million player have apparently ended. According to two sources briefed on the negotiations, talks between the Mariners – the free agent second baseman’s lone stalking horse — and Cano’s camp — led by rapper-turned super..." December 06

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    David Waldstein @DavidWaldstein

    Source with knowledge of the Mariners planning said they are going to offer Cano 9 years/$225 million

  • Mariners willing to give Cano 10 years, $230-240M

    ESPN "Negotiations between second baseman Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners rallied to another level Thursday when the ballplayer took a private flight from New York to Seattle to talk personally with the club in the American League, a source told Could not determine the degree..." December 05

  • Robinson Cano had Seattle meeting with Mariners

    New York Post "The Mariners are giving this their best shot. Robinson Cano’s representatives met with Mariners officials Tuesday in Seattle, according to an industry source. “The meeting went very well,” the source told the Post Wednesday. The Yankees want Cano to return to The Bronx, but they are not..." December 04

  • Sources: Yankees' game plan for Cano remains the same

    ESPN New York "With Jacoby Ellsbury on the way in, it may seem that Robinson Cano is closer to the way out, but that is not how the Yankees see it. Sources have told ESPN New York the Yankees still plan to keep their ultimate offer to Cano in the seven-year, $175 million range. That is unchanged from before..." December 04

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    Many in industry now see #Royals as clear leaders to sign Beltran and believe #Mariners have a real shot to steal Cano from #Yankees.

  • Mariners emerging as a "major player" for Cano

    ESPN New York "The Seattle Mariners have emerged as a major player in the sweepstakes for free agent Robinson Cano, according to several sources who spoke to on Tuesday on the condition of anonymity. With the New York Yankees not wanting to offer Cano more than a seven-year contract or as much..." December 03

  • Robinson Cano, Yankees far apart in contract talks as Winter Meetings approach

    Newark Star-Ledger "After an in-person meeting and a series of conversations last week, the Yankees and five-time All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano appeared to make tentative progress in contract negotiations. Cano’s representatives lowered their initial request, and the Yankees boosted their offer, according to..." December 03

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    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    As for Yankees and Cano, sides are still “ocean’s apart,” according to a person with knowledge of the talks not named Richard Marx (I swear)

  • Cano, Yankees near $100 million off: sources

    New York Post "When it comes to asking prices and counteroffers, Robinson Cano still is shopping in Alex Rodriguez’s neighborhood, an industry source told The Post. The Yankees would like him more in Albert Pujols’ territory, only with a shorter lease. Cano’s most recent offer to the Yankees, in a meeting..." December 01

  • Robinson Cano denies $300 million contract demands with Yankees

    New York Daily News "Robinson Cano now says that he did not ask the Yankees for $300 million. OK, but we’re pretty confident that his representatives did. “I’ve never asked anybody for $300 million,” the free agent second baseman told the Dominican website El Dia on Thursday, during a ceremony to honor the..." November 30

  • Report: Yankees, Cano meet again; demands lower 'very slightly'

    CBS Sports "For the third consecutive day, the Yankees and representatives for Robinson Cano met on Wednesday. They remain far apart on contract terms, reports Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. The two sides will break for Thanksgiving and meet again next week. According to Feinsand, Cano's camp..." November 28

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Source: Yankees and Cano's camp spoke but did not meet again Wednesday. Will pick up talks again after the holiday weekend.

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Yankees met Tuesday with Cano's agents, according to a source. Official familiar with talks said: "The gap is still very substantial."

  • Yankees meet with Cano’s agents, but gap is ‘still very substantial’

    New York Daily News "Robinson Cano and the Yankees are finally talking turkey. According to a source, the Yankees met Tuesday with Cano’s representatives — no, Jay Z was not there — and while that’s certainly a step forward in the negotiations, the Bombers and their longtime second baseman appear to still be on..." November 27

  • Yankees' offer to Robinson Cano has a deadline

    ESPN New York "The New York Yankees plan on talking to the agents for Robinson Cano on Monday to reiterate that they will only be able to keep their best offer on the table for so long, a baseball official told ESPN New York. While the Yankees want Cano to stay, they have already agreed with Brian McCann on..." November 25

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    The Yankees have offers out on other free agents. This offseason is way too important for them to sit and wait. No traction w/ Cano.

  • If Yankees still want Cano, have they abandoned luxury tax goal?

    CBS Sports "The New York Yankees have landed Brian McCann on a five-year, $85 million deal. Robinson Cano is still sitting on the free agent market unsigned and surely they'd like to retain him. Putting these things together and realizing the Yankees have several other holes to fill, that $189 million luxury..." November 23

  • Fielder-Kinsler swap may put Rangers in running for Cano

    New York Post "Yankees officials have played a game in recent months trying to imagine who could make a blockbuster offer to Robinson Cano, and have eliminated pretty much every possibility. The one consistent worry has been the Rangers and, perhaps, Texas moved into a better position to make such a..." November 21

  • Mets' GM Sandy Alderson thinks Cano mega-deal not likely

    New York Daily News "The dinner was good. It was the presentation that was a little overdone. With a long list of needs to rebuild the Mets, Sandy Alderson was willing to listen Monday night when Robinson Cano’s agents, including hip-hop impresario Jay Z, asked to make a presentation to the Mets general manager and..." November 20

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