Robinson Canó
Baseball player
Robinson Canó
Robinson José Canó Mercedes is a Dominican baseball player who currently plays as a second baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He made his Major League debut in 2005 with the Yankees, after spending four years in the minor leagues. Canó is a four-time All-Star (2006, 2010–2012) and Silver Slugger Award winner (2006, 2010–2011).
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Cano, Cruz Power Mariners to 6-4 Win Over Royals
NYTimes - 11 months
Robinson Cano hit a drive over the giant batter's eye in center field for his seventh spring homer, and the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 6-4 win over a Kansas City Royals split-squad on Monday.
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Potential and price make it unlikely Dodgers will trade Yasiel Puig - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 1 year
Los Angeles Times Potential and price make it unlikely Dodgers will trade Yasiel Puig Los Angeles Times Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig prepares for batting practice before on Oct. 7 before the start of the NLDS against the Mets. Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig prepares for batting practice before on Oct. 7 before the start of the NLDS against the Mets ... Andy Van Slyke hammers Robinson Cano as 'the worst everyday player I've ever seen'New York Daily News Puig trade appears unlikely for DodgersMiami Herald Andy Van Slyke reveals that Clayton Kershaw wants Yasiel Puig traded, and ...For The Win -WTMM 104.5 The Team - ESPN Radio -InsideSTL all 73 news articles »
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Cano, M's down A's
Fox News - almost 2 years
Seattle, WA ( - Robinson Cano had three hits, an RBI and two runs scored as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-2 in the second of a three-game set.Nelson Cruz and Seth Smith each went 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored for the Mariners, who have won two in a row on the heels of a 1-6 stretch
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Just who are these red-hot Houston Astros?
isports web - almost 2 years
The Houston Astros are 16-7, are in first place in the AL West, and tied with the Kansas City Royals for the best record in the AL. The start is tied for the best the Astros have ever had after 23 games.  Their pitching has been phenomenal all season, and their offense is starting to get hot. The team’s pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.04, second in the AL behind the Royals. The second best opponent BA at .217, and first in WHIP in the AL. The staff is led by ace Dallas Keuchel, who has a 0.79 ERA, which is second in baseball behind Nick Martinez of the Texas Rangers, tied for the best WHIP at 0.73 and most IP at 37 with Johnny Cueto, and has the best opponent BA at .130. He has been truly dominant this season. The team’s offense is starting to get on a roll. They have raised their batting average to .241, lead baseball in stolen bases with 30, lead the AL in home runs and strikeouts with 32 and 218 respectively, and are third in baseball in walks with 87. This offense is making s ...
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Off The Press — You’ll hear no tall tales from Mariners’ Rick Rizzs
Issaquah Press - almost 2 years
How many of us actually end up doing what we’ve always dreamed of since we were kids? David Hayes Press reporter I love what I’m doing, but I kinda grew into it. My mom likes to joke I always wanted to be a brain surgeon. I guess I gave that up when I found out how hard it would actually be. However, there’s one Issaquah resident I know of who’s “living the dream,” as he says, doing exactly what he’s wanted for the past 40 years — Seattle Mariners radio broadcaster Rick Rizzs. Rizzs was the featured speaker at last week’s chamber of commerce luncheon, and he offered some insight into a fascinating profession. Upon first spotting him at the function, a funny thought went through my mind that he actually led off with in a joke regarding his size. Rizzs once attended a function where a “little old woman” came up to him saying, “Oh, you’re Rick Rizzs.” He said it was nice to meet her. She repeated the phrase, only this time in the form of a question. “You’re Rick Rizzs?” ...
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Buy or sell on the Seattle Mariners’ trends
isports web - almost 2 years
As the Seattle Mariners enter the off-day, they currently sit at 6-9, two games out of first place. There have been many trends so far this season, and some trends are bound to continue, while others won’t. Let’s analyze which trends I believe will and won’t keep up. The Mariners need the 2014 version of Danny Farquhar The subpar bullpen The Mariners’ bullpen has been a big disappointment so far. Last season, this was a group that was so reliable when counted upon to shorten games. For the most part, this is the same group, minus Brandon Maurer and Joe Beimel, with the addition of young Tyler Olson. This bullpen has so often been overworked and underwelming, and part of the blame can be put on the starting pitching. Danny Farquhar (shown to the right) was one of the best performers of the group last season, but so far he’s given up six earned runs in ten innings of work, which equates to a rough 5.40 ERA. To be fair, he’s pitched more than any other reliever, but we know that F ...
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Jesus Montero offers apology as Mariners report
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
(AP) — Jesus Montero was visibly nervous Wednesday as he apologized to his Seattle Mariners teammates and their fans. The catcher-turned-first baseman was joining the team at spring training for the first time since receiving a 50-game suspension after being connected to baseball's Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug investigation. The catcher was a prized acquisition via trade with the New York Yankees in 2012 but struggled last year with his hitting and defense and was sent down to Triple-A Tacoma, where he was moved to first base. [...] came a torn meniscus that required season-ending knee surgery and the suspension. Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik, team President Kevin Mather and infielder Robinson Cano are in the Dominican Republic for Thursday's opening of the club's baseball academy there.
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A Seattle fan’s guide to transitioning from Seahawks ecstasy to Mariners misery
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
Exactly a week after the Seahawks’ Super Bowl parade, the Seattle Mariners are set to begin spring training when pitchers and catchers report to Peoria, Ariz., on Wednesday. The impending start of spring ball may have sneaked up on Seattle fans who got caught up in the Hawks’ championship run — particularly because the December signing of Robinson Cano, the biggest free agent of the off-season, was the most excitement Mariners fans have felt since … well, let’s just say Felix Hernandez’s perfect game in August 2012. “The franchise has been knocked down,” new M’s manager Lloyd McClendon, himself signed just in November, told “We’ve been on the mat [...]
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Seattle GM hopes to add starter before spring
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
SEATTLE (AP) — Jack Zduriencik does not see the Seattle Mariners making another splash signing before the start of spring training after an offseason of big moves highlighted by the signing of second baseman Robinson Cano. What he would like to acquire is another veteran pitcher to add to a starting rotation that has a pair of aces at the top and then a handful of promising prospects behind them without much major league experience. How the rotation gets filled out will be one of the major questions when Seattle reports for spring training in the middle of February. [...] the bridge between that pair and some of the youngsters Seattle would like to see take the final spots in the rotation is the question. Manager Lloyd McClendon said he would be disappointed if top prospect Taijuan Walker didn't make the rotation out of spring training, but he's expected to contend with James Paxton, Erasmo Ramirez and Brandon Maurer for one of those final spots. The Mariners are hopeful that n ...
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Is He Worth the Ca$h?
Bronx News - about 3 years
Is He Worth the Ca$h? Tanaka is a risk for Yanks but the rotation looks better to put them on top By Rich Mancuso BRONX, NEW YORK, JANUARY 22- Spending never was an issue with the New York Yankees and that $189 million salary threshold by all means was not going to stop them. No, spending is not an issue when this organization is idle and not playing baseball in October. And for the Yankees it is not right to be watching, instead of playing baseball in October. Throw away a theory that the Yankees were not going to spend their precious money, and with the agreement in place to sign Japanese right-hander Masaharo Tanaka, they may have assured themselves of playing baseball again this October. Well from all accounts it appears the Yankees will play baseball in October. It is a long season. There are still questions about the infield with an aging Derek Jeter over at shortstop; second quality talent to fill the holes at second; at first Mark Teixeira is coming off an injury ridden ...
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Yankees sign second baseman Roberts: reports
Yahoo News - about 3 years
(Reuters) - Free-agent second baseman Brian Roberts agreed to a one-year contract with the New York Yankees, according to multiple reports on Tuesday. The 36-year-old Roberts, who spent his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles, is a two-time All-Star who has been hampered by injuries in recent seasons. In agreeing to a deal worth a reported $2 million plus incentives, Roberts would join a mix of players competing for second base time following the departure of free agent Robinson Cano, who signed a 10-year, $240 million deal with Seattle.
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Robinson Cano Signs Mega Deal With Seattle (Update 1)
The Street - about 3 years
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Robinson Cano has signed a 10-year, $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners, according to ESPN's Enrique Rojas. Fuente: Cano acuerda con #Mariners por 10 anos y $240 millones. Examen fisico el lunes. Enrique Rojas/ESPN (@Enrique_Rojas1) December 6, 2013 Last year, Cano hit .314 for the New York Yankees, belting 27 home runs, driving in 107 runs, while finishing fifth in the Most Valuable Player award race. Cano accounted for 7.6 Wins Above Replacement (WAR), a year after having 8.5 WAR, among the best in Major League Baseball. Cano, a five-time All Star, has a life-ime average of .309, hitting 204 HRs in homer-friendly Yankee Stadium.Cano, who is represented by Creative Artists Agency and Jay-Z's Roc-a-Fella Sports Agency, has been arguably the Yankees best and most consistent player over the past five years, amid injuries to stars such as Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, and others. He will join a Seattle Mariners line ...
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Video: Keith Olbermann rips Mariners re: Robinson Cano
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
Prodigal ESPN anchor Keith Olbermann opened his primetime show Tuesday with a special segment about Seattle sports — something that never happens on the East Coast-centric sports network. Oh, but it wasn’t flattering. Olbermann said there are two Seattles: Football Seattle and Baseball Seattle. One of those Seattles is on top of the world; the other is scrambling for any semblance of relevance and excitement. The Emerald City was all over national airwaves Tuesday for two reasons. One, there was that little football game Monday night, when the Seahawks swatted away those pesky New Orleans Saints with a dominant 34-7 victory at CenturyLink Field. Two, there was the ESPN report Read More
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The Problem With Only Focusing on Improvements
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
A few days ago, Shannon Drayer wrote a post about the Mariners potentially pursuing Robinson Cano, based on comments made by Jim Bowden. The Cano rumors don’t interest me much, because I don’t think there’s any reason to believe the Mariners shou...
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The Yankees Need a New Approach, Not New Free Agents
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
This will be a difficult and possibly strange off-season for the New York Yankees. The lawsuit between their star, aging and scandal-ridden third baseman Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball has drawn the most attention, but there is more. The Yankees, after missing the playoffs in 2013, have been rumored to be pursuing more or less all of the top free agents. Of course, the best free agent on the market this off-season is the Yankees' own Robinson Cano. Losing Cano, one of the game's best hitters, would hurt the Yankees, but signing him to a huge multi-year contract, is also not without risk. Thus far, however, the Yankees off-season has been relatively quiet. The only significant moves they have made is to resign a pair of shortstops. Derek Jeter was signed to a restructured one year extension and Brendan Ryan was retained in case Jeter can no longer play. With prominent aging stars like Rodriguez and Jeter, as well as Mark Teixeira and CC Sabathia, the Yankees will struggle to ...
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Cano to the Mets? Unlikely at His Price
NYTimes - over 3 years
Even if Robinson Cano would fit nicely into the Mets’ batting order behind David Wright, it seems a dinner between Cano’s representatives and the Mets front office was just that, dinner.     
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robinson Canó
  • 2016
    Age 33
    On May 7, 2016, Canó hit his 250th career home run, joining Joe Gordon, Alfonso Soriano, and Jeff Kent as only second basemen to reach 250 career home runs within the first 12 years of his career.
    More Details Hide Details He was selected to his seventh All-Star Game, played at Petco Park in San Diego. On August 28, Canó reached 30 home runs for the second time in his career, hitting it against the Chicago White Sox. Canó has participated for his native country, Dominican Republic, in the previous two World Baseball Classic (WBC) tournaments, held in 2009 and 2013. In the 2013 edition, Canó batted 15-for-32 (.469). The Dominican Republic defeated Puerto Rico 3–0 in the finals to win the championship and became the first undefeated team in the tournament's history. Canó was named the Most Valuable Player of the Classic. He joined teammates Octavio Dotel and Santiago Casilla as part of the four players to ever have won a World Series and World Baseball Classic, after Daisuke Matsuzaka completed the feat. The four were later joined by a fifth, Koji Uehara.
  • 2015
    Age 32
    He hit .287 with 21 home runs, 34 doubles, and 79 RBIs in 156 games during the 2015 season, but improved in the second half of the season, batting .330.
    More Details Hide Details After the 2015 season, Cano had surgery to repair a sports hernia.
    He was not named to the 2015 All-Star Game roster, ending a streak of five consecutive years as an All-Star.
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    Canó suffered through acid reflux during the 2015 season, which resulted from the treatment of the parasite.
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  • 2014
    Age 31
    After the season, Canó traveled to Japan to join a team of MLB All-Stars playing against All-Stars of Nippon Professional Baseball in the 2014 Major League Baseball Japan All-Star Series.
    More Details Hide Details He fractured a toe during the series, requiring 3–4 weeks to heal.
    On July 6, Canó was named the American League starting second baseman for the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
    More Details Hide Details This marked Canó's 6th career All Star section, and his 5th consecutive. Canó finished the season with a .314 batting average with 14 HR and 82 RBI. During August, he began to suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms that were later diagnosed as resulting from an intestinal parasite.
  • 2013
    Age 30
    On October 29, the Yankees exercised Canó's club option for 2013 for $15 million, keeping him away from free agency for another year.
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    In December 2013, Canó signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners.
    More Details Hide Details Cano was offered a 7-year, $175 million contract to return to the Yankees, but turned it down in search of a longer deal. Canó made his debut for the Mariners on March 31, going 2–4 with a double. Canó recorded his first RBI for the Mariners on April 2.
    During the 2013 season, Canó batted .314 with 190 hits, 27 home runs, and 107 RBI in 160 games played.
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    During his only plate appearance of the 2013 All-Star Game, he was hit by a pitch thrown by Matt Harvey and suffered a right quad contusion.
    More Details Hide Details Cano left the game and was replaced by Dustin Pedroia. He only played for two pitches. On August 20, Canó hit his 200th career home run, a three-run blast to center field off of Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Esmil Rogers at Yankee Stadium.
    He was named the American League captain for the 2013 home run derby.
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    He began the first half of the 2013 season with a .302 batting average, 21 home runs, and 65 RBI.
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    On April 13, 2013, Canó made his first career appearance at shortstop.
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  • 2012
    Age 29
    In the Game 4 finale, when the Tigers' sweep of the Yankees was complete, again Canó went 0–4, and his 2012 postseason average dropped to .075 (3-for-40).
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    Canó performed poorly during the postseason. Over his first eight games in the 2012 ALDS and ALCS, he batted .083 (3-for-36), including a stretch from October 9–16 when he was hitless after 29 at-bats, the longest hitless streak for any single year of the postseason play in MLB history.
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    Canó finished the 2012 season with a .313 batting average, 48 doubles, 33 home runs, and 94 RBI.
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    On July 20, 2012, Canó extended his career-high hitting streak to 23 games with a single off of Oakland Athletics pitcher Tommy Milone in a 3–2 Yankees loss.
    More Details Hide Details And, in the last 10 games of the season, he went on a ferocious tear, going 24 for 39 for an .615 average with 3 home runs, 7 doubles and 14 RBI.
    He returned to compete in the 2012 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby but was not able to repeat the previous year's victory.
    More Details Hide Details Instead, he hit zero home runs and finished in last place, and was booed by the Kansas City fans for not having chosen the Royals' Billy Butler to participate in the competition after previously stating that he would choose a Royal. He became the 9th player to fail to hit a HR in the Derby, and first since Brandon Inge did in 2009.
  • 2011
    Age 28
    In Game 1 of the 2011 American League Division Series, Canó hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 6th inning to put the Yankees up 8–1.
    More Details Hide Details It marked his fourth grand slam of the year, including the regular season. He sandwiched the home run between two run-scoring doubles, giving him 6 total RBI for the game. The Yankees would eventually lose the division series in a 5-game span. While Canó hit only one home run in April, he recovered to hit 7 homers in May, and a career-high 11 home runs in June.
    Canó finished the 2011 season had 188 hits and a career high in RBIs with 118.
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  • 2010
    Age 27
    Canó was selected for the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game as a starting second baseman, and was chosen to participate in the 2011 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby.
    More Details Hide Details With his father pitching, Canó won the derby, setting a record for home runs in the final round with 12 home runs despite having an additional four outs remaining. Facing the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on August 10, Canó fell a single short of hitting for the cycle. It marked the second time in his career that he missed the cycle by a single (the first being in 2005).
    Canó had a rough first half to his defensive season. By July, he had committed twice as many errors as he had in his entire Gold Glove-winning 2010 season, in which he had three.
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    Canó won the American League Gold Glove Award for second basemen in 2010, the first by a Yankee second baseman since Bobby Richardson's five-year run from 1961 to 1965.
    More Details Hide Details Canó also won the American League Silver Slugger Award for second basemen with a batting average of .319, 29 home runs and 109 runs batted in. In addition, he finished third in the voting for American League MVP.
    Canó hit .343 with 4 home runs and 6 RBIs in the 2010 postseason.
    More Details Hide Details He finished the season with a .996 fielding percentage, the best for a second baseman in MLB, committing only 3 errors in 158 games. He turned 114 double plays and recorded 341 putouts.
    He was elected as the starting second baseman in the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and was selected to participate in the 2010 Home Run Derby; however, he withdrew due to a minor injury.
    More Details Hide Details He finished the season with a milestone 200 hits and 100+ RBIs (109). Canó has performed ably in the middle of the lineup, replacing Matsui and Alex Rodriguez while Rodriguez was on the disabled list, as he has improved his batting with runners in scoring position.
    With the departure of Hideki Matsui, Canó was moved into the fifth spot in the batting order. For his early season performance, Canó was named the American League Player of the Month for April 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 26
    On November 4, Canó threw out Shane Victorino for the final out of the 2009 World Series.\
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    Canó also played in 161 games which was the most games played by a player during the 2009 season.
    More Details Hide Details He also hit his first career walk-off home run: a 3-run walk-off home run on August 28 against the White Sox.
    His 204 hits ranked third for hits during the 2009 season, and first among all second basemen.
    More Details Hide Details Canó also led second basemen in batting average.
    In 2009, Canó hit .320 with 204 hits, 25 home runs and 85 RBIs.
    More Details Hide Details Canó ranked in the top ten among players in the American league in hits, extra base hits, total bases, at bats, doubles, batting average, runs scored, and triples. It was his first year hitting over 20 HRs. His 200th hit against the Boston Red Sox to clinch the AL East Division made him and Derek Jeter the first middle infield duo in MLB history to both have 200 hits in the same season.
    He was a member of the Yankees' 2009 World Series championship team over the Philadelphia Phillies and also the Dominican Republic's 2013 World Baseball Classic championship team, for which he won the tournament's most valuable player award.
    More Details Hide Details His team's win made him and fellow WBC teammates Octavio Dotel and Santiago Casilla three of the four players to have won both a World Series and World Baseball Classic, joining Daisuke Matsuzaka and later joined by Koji Uehara.
  • 2008
    Age 25
    Canó recorded the final walk-off hit in Yankee Stadium history by singling in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning in the Yankees 1–0 victory over the Orioles on September 20, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details In the final game at Yankee Stadium the next night (September 21, 2008), Canó recorded the final RBI in Stadium history with his sacrifice fly in the 7th inning, scoring Brett Gardner with the Stadium's final run. Canó missed only five games over the 2007 and 2008 seasons, and was one of only three Yankees to hit a home run as a pinch hitter.
    Canó struggled early in the 2008 season, hitting only .151 in April with just 7 RBIs.
    More Details Hide Details He improved later in the year, hitting .300 from May through August.
    On January 24, 2008, Canó signed a contract extension for $28 million over the next four years in the 2008 through 2011 seasons.
    More Details Hide Details The deal also includes options for the Yankees for the 2012 and 2013 seasons, worth $27 million.
  • 2007
    Age 24
    He finished 2007 sixth in the league in games played (160), ninth in triples (7), and tenth in hits (189), doubles (41), and at bats (670).
    More Details Hide Details He was the only batter in the top 10 in doubles in the AL in both 2006 and 2007.
    After a slow start to the 2007 season which saw him hit a meager .249 through May 29, Canó found his stroke batting .385 in the month of July with 6 HR and 24 RBI to raise his season average to .300 by the end of the month.
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    In 2007, Canó gave up his number 22 to Roger Clemens, choosing to wear the number 24, a reversal of Jackie Robinson's number 42, in tribute to him.
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  • 2006
    Age 23
    Canó finished 2006 with the third best batting average in the AL (.342, just 2 points behind teammate shortstop Derek Jeter and five points behind Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer), and 9th in the league in doubles (41).
    More Details Hide Details He also led the AL in batting average on the road (.364; 96/264) and after the 6th inning (.353; 55/156). He had the third-worst walk percentage in the league at 3.6%. Canó received three votes for AL MVP.
    During late September 2006, Canó accumulated enough at-bats to once again qualify for the AL batting race.
    More Details Hide Details Canó was rewarded the AL Player of the Month award for September.
    After his return from injury, however, on August 8, 2006, Canó led the league in batting average, doubles, and runs batted in.
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    In 2006, Canó led the American League (AL) All-Star balloting at second base, but could not play after being placed on the disabled list for a strained hamstring.
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  • 2005
    Age 22
    During 2005, manager Joe Torre compared Canó to Hall of Famer Rod Carew.
    More Details Hide Details Torre clarified that he meant that Canó "reminded" him of Carew, in terms of his build, presence at the plate, and smoothness in his swing.
    Canó was called up to the Major Leagues on May 3, 2005, while hitting .330 in 108 at bats with Columbus, and took over second base from Tony Womack.
    More Details Hide Details Canó belted his first career grand slam this season as well. He finished second in American League Rookie of the Year balloting to Huston Street of the Oakland Athletics. Canó finished the year, however, with the third-worst walk percentage in the league, 3.0%.
    He began the 2005 season with Columbus.
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    He made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees in 2005 and played for them through 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Canó is a seven-time All-Star (2006, 2010–2014, 2016) and five-time Silver Slugger Award winner (2006, 2010–2013). He won two Gold Glove Awards (2010, 2012) and has been named American League Player of the Month twice (September 2006, April 2010). In 2011, Canó won the Home Run Derby.
  • 2004
    Age 21
    Canó began the 2004 season with Trenton, receiving a promotion to the Columbus Clippers of the Class-AAA International League.
    More Details Hide Details When the Kansas City Royals began to seek trade offers for Carlos Beltrán, the Yankees moved Canó to third base in an effort to showcase Canó for the Royals. The next month, the Yankees attempted to trade him to the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a package to acquire Randy Johnson.
    Canó was one of the five prospects offered to the Texas Rangers to complete the Yankees' acquisition of Alex Rodriguez before the 2004 season.
    More Details Hide Details The Rangers selected Joaquín Árias instead.
  • 2003
    Age 20
    Canó appeared in the 2003 All-Star Futures Game.
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    Canó played for the Tampa Yankees of the Class-A Advanced Florida State League and Trenton Thunder of the Class-AA Eastern League in 2003, by which point he was viewed as a top prospect.
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  • 2002
    Age 19
    Canó played for Staten Island and the Greensboro Bats of the Class-A South Atlantic League in 2002.
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  • 2001
    Age 18
    After graduating from high school, Canó was signed by the Yankees in 2001 as an amateur free agent, receiving a signing bonus of over $100,000.
    More Details Hide Details He began playing in their minor league system that season, debuting with the Gulf Coast Yankees of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League and the Staten Island Yankees of the Class-A Short Season New York–Penn League.
  • 1989
    Age 6
    His father, José Canó, signed with the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1980 and pitched in the Yankees' and Atlanta Braves minor league systems before making his Major League debut and pitching six games for the Houston Astros in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details Robinson was named after baseball legend Jackie Robinson. Canó was born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, and grew up in the Dominican Republic, though he lived in New Jersey for three years. He spent seventh, eighth, and ninth grades in the Newark school system, attending Barringer High School for one year. When his family moved back to the Dominican Republic, Canó attended San Pedro Apostol High School in San Pedro de Macorís, where he played for the school's baseball and basketball teams. In the Dominican Winter Baseball League he plays for his hometown team, the Estrellas Orientales.
  • 1982
    Born on October 22, 1982.
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