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1.25.2008

Yankees, Cano Negotiate


Despite his youth, it looks like Robinson Cano has landed a multi-year contract with the New York Yankees. The two sides have come to an agreement this weekend on a $30 million, four-year contract with two option years, according John Heyman over at SI.com. However, the deal remains unannounced at this point.

The 25-year-old second baseman joined the Yanks early in 2005 and hit .297 with 14 homers and 62 RBIs, finishing second to Oakland Athletics reliever Huston Street in the AL Rookie of the Year voting. The following year, he made the All-Star team and threatened for the AL batting title with a .342 average. Cano wound up batting .306 with 19 homers and 97 RBIs last season after an early struggle, where he was hitting .234 in mid-May.

The club still has two other arbitration-eligible players in starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang, who asked for $4.6 million and was offered $4 million; and reliever Brian Bruney, who wanted $845,000 while the Yankees countered with $640,000.

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2 Comments:

Megs said...

Sweet kissy-face Cano.