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- Updated: September 26, 2013
BRONX, N.Y.- New York Yankees’ second baseman Robinson Cano is reportedly seeking to become the highest paid player in baseball history. According to reports from the SportsCenter Twitter page, Cano is after a 10 year, $305 million contract.
This amount of money would top the current record high salary of $275 million, held by another Yankee, Alex Rodriguez.
Following a season in which the Yankees failed to earn an appearance in the postseason for only the second time in the past 19 years, Cano will become a free agent. In his career, he has been selected to the All Star Game five times and has averaged 28 homeruns and 102 RBIs for the past five seasons.
This season, Cano has led the team with a .314 batting average, 27 homeruns, and 105 RBIs. His performance in 2013 has been a highlight for the team, who lost Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, the aforementioned Rodriguez, and Curtis Granderson for significant amounts of time due to injury.
Heading into next year, the team will also be facing the loss of both Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettite. Additionally, with rumors swirling around concerning the possibility of losing Rodriguez due to his 211-game suspension, the Yankees may need to keep Cano around.
However, Cano has made it clear that he will take some time during to make any decision. “I haven’t sat down to ask what’s going to happen here, what’s not going to happen here, because I just want to wait for the time to come and think about it,” he said, according to ESPN New York’s Wallace Matthews.
Cano said he is still not sure of what is going to happen. According to Matthews, the second baseman left things up in the air, saying, “Nobody said I’m leaving; nobody said I’m staying. I haven’t decided anything yet. Let’s see what happens after the World Series.”
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