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This isn’t exactly breaking news, but agent Scott Boras confirmed today that Robinson Cano will not engage the Yankees in discussions about a possible contract extension until after the 2013 season.
“I think the Yankee policy is very clear, that they always walk through the contracts and then address them when they end, as they did with [Derek] Jeter and other players,” Boras said. ” … We just will get him ready to play the season, play out the season, and then evaluate things at the end of ’13.”
It has been reported that Cano could be in position to seek as much as a 10-year deal, and as an elite second baseman, he figures to have no shortage of possible suitors on the open market (hello, Dodgers?) — a fact the Yankees are well aware of.
Boras said that he has spoken recently with general manager Brian Cashman and team president Randy Levine, but not about Cano.
“Obviously I’ve had meetings with Cash and Randy during the course of the offseason and we’ve been talking about the development of the team,” Boras said. “Since Robinson is already signed, there hasn’t been any conversation about it.”
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has been announced as a finalist for the 2012 AL MVP Award by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). The announcement was made tonight exclusively on MLB Network.
Cano joins four other finalists for the AL MVP Award, including Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Mike Trout.
(I expect to see the award go to Cabrera; a Triple Crown season is pretty difficult to ignore, wouldn’t you agree? It’s really a two-man race between Cabrera and Trout anyway.)
BBWAA secretary-treasurer Jack O’Connell will announce the winner of the 2012 AL MVP Young Award on Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. ET exclusively on MLB Network. Here’s a full rundown of this year’s BBWAA candidates.
Three members of the 2012 Yankees have been nominated as finalists for Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, as voted upon by Major League managers and coaches — Russell Martin, Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira.
The winners will be announced during the 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award® Announcement Show on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at 9pm ET on ESPN2.
Martin is listed among the catchers with the Tigers’ Alex Avila, the White Sox’s A.J. Pierzynski and the Orioles’ Matt Wieters.
Teixeira’s competition is at first base with Adrian Gonzalez, nominated for his time with the Red Sox, and the Royals’ Eric Hosmer.
Cano will contend at second base with Boston’s Dustin Pedroia and the Mariners’ Dustin Ackley.
NEW YORK – The Yankees announced on Monday that they have chosen to exercise 2013 contract options for second baseman Robinson Cano, outfielder Curtis Granderson and right-handed reliever David Aardsma.
The options on Cano and Granderson are worth $15 million each, while Aardsma’s option is worth $500,000. None of the three choices were considered to be especially surprising decisions for the Yankees.
Cano batted .313 with a career-high 33 home runs and 94 RBIs in 161 regular season games before fading in the postseason as the Yankees were swept in four games by the Tigers in the American League Championship Series.
The 30-year-old Cano has compiled eight straight seasons of at least 150 hits to begin his career. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it marks the longest streak since the Cubs’ Ryne Sandberg did so in 10 straight seasons beginning in 1983.
Granderson led the Yankees with his career-high 43 home runs during the regular season, batting .232 with 102 runs scored and 106 RBIs in 160 games. He also set a new Yankees franchise record with 195 strikeouts, surpassing his own club record of 169 set in 2011.
The 30-year-old Granderson leads the Major Leagues with 84 home runs since the start of the 2011 season and is just the third Yankees player to record consecutive seasons (2011-12) with at least 100 runs, 40 homers and 100 RBIs, joining Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
Aardsma, 30, appeared in one September game for the Yankees after spending most of the season recovering from Tommy John surgery. The former big league closer could figure prominently in the Yankees’ bullpen plans next season.
The Yankees are expected to consider contract extensions for Cano and Granderson at some point in the future.
Robinson Cano is going to have an X-ray performed on his left hand tonight in Toronto after he was hit by a sixth-inning pitch in the Yankees’ 11-4 win over the Blue Jays.
Cano finished the game, but he exited the clubhouse immediately after the game with assistant trainer Mark Littlefield, wearing an ice wrap on the hand.
Joe Girardi said he believes Cano will be fine and the Yankees tried to use a fluoroscope machine at Rogers Centre that revealed no issues, but the Yankees would prefer to have an X-ray done elsewhere to make sure. Results are expected in the morning.
“I feel like I look at Robbie and that dude’s made of steel,” Nick Swisher said. “It seems like he plays all the time. Anytime you’re talking about hands, you get a little concerned, but after I saw him staying in the game, I felt a little better.”