| Birthdate: 10/22/1982
| Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, DR
| Bats/Throws: L/R
| Team: New York
| College: No College
| MLB Experience: 9
| Salary: $15,000,000
| Owned/Started%: 100/99 | Average Draft Position: 8.34
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano dove after a Danny Valencia grounder up the middle in the second inning in Baltimore Monday and came up flexing his right hand or wrist, YES reported.
Cano remained in the game and grounded out to first base in the top of the third inning. Earlier in the game, Cano hit his 13th home run of the season on an opposite-field shot.
Robinson Cano goes deep twice
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano smashed two, two-run home runs on Saturday during a 7-2 win over the Blue Jays.
Cano went deep in the third inning off Brandon Morrow and again took him deep in the fifth. He has 12 homers on the year.
Cano went 2 for 4 in the game, raising his average to .295. He's driven in runs in three straight games and has 31 RBI on the year.
Yankees talking with Robinson Cano's new agents
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said Thursday he has communicated "several" times with second baseman Robinson Cano's new representation about a long-term contract extension, according to the New York Post. Steinbrenner remains hopeful the Yankees will sign Cano before he's eligible for free agency after the season.
"We've had several conversations with Brodie (Van Wagenen), the new agent, just as we did with Scott (Boras)," Steinbrenner said. "A lot of it's procedural. I keep saying, it's not a process we'll be reading about in the paper every day. If anything significant happens, everybody's going to know, but we're going to continue in the weeks to come to work though things and try to come to an agreement."
Robinson Cano drives in two
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano went 2 for 3 with a walk in Tuesday's win over Seattle.
Cano also doubled, scored a run and knocked in two. His average is back above .300 again (.306) and his .563 slugging percentage leads all second basemen by nearly 50 points (Ian Kinsler, .516).
Robinson Cano hits 10th home run
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano reached 10 home runs Sunday against the Royals with a two-run shot off Ervin Santana in the third inning. It was Cano's third home run in 10 May games.
Cano, who finished 2 for 4, is batting .268 (11 for 41) with two doubles, four runs and six RBI in May.
Robinson Cano keeps spot in lineup
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) As expected, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano remained in the starting lineup for Friday's game at Kansas City after dismissing concern about his foot earlier in the day. Cano appeared to aggravate a previous foot issue when he slipped while covering first base during Thursday's game at Colorado, but slotted second in the lineup Friday after taking batting practice without issue.
Yanks not worried about Robinson Cano's foot
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is not expected to miss playing time after having precautionary X-rays on his foot after Thursday's game at Colorado, the New York Daily News reports. Cano said he irritated the foot after fouling a ball off it last weekend against the Athletics. He played every inning during the series at Coors Field.
"I wasn't even aware he had an X-ray; that's how low-level it was," Yankees general manager Cashman said Friday. "A lot of times they just do a precautionary X-ray if there's (an X-ray machine) at the ballpark."
Robinson Cano joins 1,500 club
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano reached another milestone during Thursday's contest against the Rockies. Cano recorded an infield single in the third to reach 1,500 hits in his major-league career.
Cano made a bigger impact in the fifth inning when he launched a solo home run off reliever Adam Ottavino. He finished 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in a 3-1 victory. The 30-year-old became the fifth youngest Yankee to reach 1,500 career hits.
Cano picked up his second multi-hit game in his last four days. He is hitting .297 (11 for 37) with four runs scored, two home runs and two RBI in his last nine games.
Robinson Cano ties Mickey Mantle in career doubles
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano matched Mickey Mantle for eighth place on the team's all-time doubles list Saturday against the A's. He led off the sixth inning with his 344th career two-bagger. The 30-year-old finished 1 for 4 in a 4-2 win.
Cano has hit safely in eight of his previous nine games and is batting .306 (11 for 36) with two homers and four RBI during that span.
Robinson Cano launches seventh homer
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano came through with his seventh home run of the season during Thursday's contest against the Blue Jays.
Cano took starter Mark Buehrle deep for a three-run home run in the fourth inning to give the Yankees a one-run lead. He finished 1 for 4 with one run scored and three RBI in a 5-3 victory.
Cano is hitting .367 (11 for 30) with two home runs, five runs scored and four RBI in his last seven games. He is hitting .322/.372/.632 with seven homers and 17 RBI in 87 at-bats.
Report: Robinson Cano not target of investigation
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano doesn't appear to be in the crosshairs of Major League Baseball's investigation into the now defunct Biogenesis clinic, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
MLB is not in possession of proof Cano used Biogenesis or bought performing-enhancing drugs, according to a person familiar with the investigation.
MLB is investigating any potential ties with any player and the clinic, but Cano is not viewed as a real target as his ties appear to be nonexistent or immaterial based on what MLB investigators have uncovered.
It was reported Monday a spokeswoman for Cano's foundation was listed as a client of the Biogenesis clinc last summer, but she denied having received anything from the clinic and said Cano "definitely never did."
Business as usual for Robinson Cano
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Shortly after denying any involvement with a South Florida clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano showed no signs of being distracted during Monday's 5-1 loss at Tampa Bay. Cano went 2 for 4 to extend his hitting streak to five games and accounted for New York's only run with a homer in the fourth inning, his sixth of the season.
Prior to the game, ESPN reported the spokeswoman for Cano's foundation was included on a client list of Biogenesis, a now-shuttered anti-aging clinic with ties to illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Sonia Cruz told ESPN she did not receive anything from the clinic and said Cano never did, either.
"I know what I am doing and I know myself," Cano told reporters. "There is nothing else I can say about it."
The situation is not expected to alter the Yankees' plan of attempting to keep Cano after he becomes a free agent in the offseason, according to the New York Post.
"I hope it wouldn't be [a distraction]," manager Joe Girardi said. "He had to deal with it last year and people talked about his contract being a distraction. He gets to the field and he is all business."
CBSSports.com reports the connection between Cano and the clinic was flimsy from the beginning, so it comes as no surprise he's not being investigated further.
Report: Robinson Cano's relationship with Biogenesis under scrutiny
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) The spokeswoman for Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano's foundation is listed as being a client of the Biogenesis clinic last summer, according to ESPN. However, she denies having received anything from the clinic and said Cano "definitely never did."
MLB is in possession of a Biogensis client roster that lists Sonia Cruz, who is the foundation's spokeswoman, and the league is investigating whether Cano had a relationship with the clinic, according to the ESPN report.
Cano has denied knowing the clinic's founder, Tony Bosch, but MLB is interested to find out if any relationship between the clinic and Cano exists since this is the third person with ties to the second baseman to be linked to the situation, joining Melky Cabrera and Alex Rodriguez, according to ESPN.
Cruz denied being a Biogenesis client when contacted by phone Monday.
"I met with a nurse who works for the clinic, but I met her outside the clinic just to talk to her about a diet program they have for women," Cruz said. "I never went through with it once she explained what it was. I thought it was just a diet/nutritional thing, but it was diet, nutrition, pills and stuff."
Cano confirmed Monday Cruz is still the spokeswoman for his foundation and again denied any involvement with Biogenesis.
"It doesn't have anything to do with me," Cano told reporters, per the New York Daily News. "I'm going to play my game. I didn't see what the story said but I have no comment. I'm just going to focus on the game and help this team to win games."
Robinson Cano's homers gives Yankees lead
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano put his team ahead for good Tuesday with a three-run homer in the fourth inning against the Diamondbacks. Cano, who has four homers, hit a three-run shot with New York down 2-0. The Yankees won 4-2.
The slugging second baseman went 2 for 4 with a walk in the contest and is batting .327. He was hitting .130 after a game on April 7 in Detroit. He's gone 13 for 26 (.500) since with seven runs scored, four doubles, four homers and 11 RBI.
Robinson Cano plays an inning at short
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013)Robinson Cano made his first career appearance at shortstop for the Yankees on Saturday against the Orioles. He shifted over from second base in the ninth inning but did not have anything hit his way.
Cano went 2 for 5 at the plate in a 5-3 loss.
He is batting .333 (14 for 42) with three homers and eight RBI.
Robinson Cano continues to heat up
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano continues to pick things up as he turned in another solid performance during Friday's series opener against the Orioles.
Cano singled in a run in the fifth to give the Yankees a lead. He finished 2 for 4 with an RBI in a 5-2 victory.
The 30-year-old has gone 9 for 14 with three doubles, six runs scored, three home runs and eight RBI in the last three games. He is batting .324/.375/.649 through his first nine games.
Robinson Cano red hot
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano entered the current series in Cleveland batting just .130. After two games he's up to .303.
Cano has gone wild at the plate with 19 total bases over his last two games. He went 4 for 6 on Tuesday with five RBI. Cano drove in two runs with a double in the second inning. He added another two RBI with his third HR of the season in the fourth. Cano wasn't done as he also drove in a run with his second double in the eighth inning.
Cano, who finished a triple shy of the cycle and scored twice, is 7 for 10 (.700) thus far against the Indians with six runs scored, three doubles, three home runs and seven RBI.
Robinson Cano getting to know two spot
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) With the Yankees dealing with several injuries, the team has been forced to juggle its lineup to begin the season. The most notable move has been second baseman Robinson Cano to the No. 2 spot in the batting order after serving mainly as the third or fourth hitter last year.
Cano finally produced a breakout game from the two-hole Monday at Cleveland, bashing two homers after entering the game without an extra-base hit. It was the 11th multihomer outing of his career and first occasion on the road since April 29, 2010, at Baltimore.
"I haven't even seen anything change Robbie's attitude no matter what's he's going through," manager Joe Girardi said. "He come to the ballpark ready to work with a smile on his face and having fun. I wasn't worried."
Robinson Cano busts out of slump
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano took out the frustrations of his early season struggles on the Indians Monday afternoon. Beginning the day with a .130 average, Cano had three hits -- two home runs and a double.
The homers, both solo shots, were the first of the season for Cano and came off Ubaldo Jimenez and Matt Albers.
Cano went 3 for 4 with a walk, four runs scored and two RBI. He raised his average to .222.
Robinson Cano off to very slow start
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano entered Sunday's game against the Tigers batting just .111 on the year. His slugging percentage is also at .111, reports the Newark Star-Ledger.
"It just seems like his timing’s a little off," manager Joe Girardi said after an 8-4 loss to Detroit Saturday. "He seems like he’s out in front. He’s reaching for some balls."
Cano has two hits this year over 18 at-bats with only two walks for an on-base percentage of .200. He's yet to drive in a run and has scored just twice. Last year over his first five games Cano was 7 for 23 (.304), but also had no RBI at that point. He finished the season with 94.
Robinson Cano moved up a spot in the order
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has been moved into the second spot in the batting order.
Cano has been slotted as the team's three hitter the first two games of the season. Kevin Youkilis and Travis Hafner will bat behind Cano.
Robinson Cano swaps agents
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) With a massive frenzy for his services pending after the season, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano fired noted agent Scott Boras after two-plus years as his representation, ESPN.com reports. Cano, who led all second basemen in the majors with 33 homers last season, is due to become a free agent in the offseason and could reportedly command a $200 million contract.
According to several reports, Cano has agreed to join CAA Baseball, which has an affiliation with a marketing company founded by entertainer Jay-Z.
Rookie takes away RBI from Robinson Cano
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano managed only a single in four at-bats during Monday's season opener against the Red Sox.
Cano, who also struck out twice, might have had a more productive season debut had rookie outfielder Jackie Bradley not made a nice play in left field to rob Cano of a run-scoring hit. Bradley stole a potential RBI hit fron Cano with a running, twisting grab in a swirling wind in left field in the third inning.
No added pressure on Robinson Cano
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano said Thursday he doesn't feel any added pressure to carry the team amid all the early season injury issues.
"It's going to be hard," Cano told MLB.com. "All you want is to start the lineup with your starters. You don't want anybody to get hurt, but this is part of life. Hopefully, they'll get well soon and be back soon, and we can stay in the race so whenever they get back, we can be on track and they can help us make it all the way to the playoffs."
Cano returned to the spring lineup Thursday after sitting Wednesday because of a stomach virus, but he said he's ready for the season.
"I feel good. Mentally, I feel good and my body feels good," Cano said. "That's all that matters. When the season starts, that's what you want -- to feel good mentally and physically. Hopefully, I feel like that the whole season."
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano was back in Thursday's spring lineup against the Pirates after sitting out Wednesday due to a stomach virus. Cano is batting .308 (8 for 26) with one homer and five RBI in nine spring games.
Robinson Cano out with stomach bug
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Yankees manager Joe Girardi revealed that second baseman Robinson Cano will not play Wednesday night due to a stomach bug, according to Yankees beat writer Sweeny Murti. The ailment shouldn't affect Cano's availability for opening day.
Robinson Cano moving up the draft board
by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com (3/19/2013) Scott White might have once picked Albert Pujols 4th overall, but during today's live H2H draft, Scott went with Robinson Cano -- the only player considered "Elite" in his 2B Tiers.
Cano ponders future with Yanks
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/18/2013) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, who will leave the team shortly to play for Team Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, is probably the most consistent and valuable Yankee on the roster heading into the season. Cano answered questions Monday about his impending free agency, reports the Newark Star-Ledger. "I love New York", Cano said when asked if he wanted to remain with the team for the rest of his career. "Why not?"