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Robinson Cano joins Mexican Baseball League

Former New York Yankee Robinson Cano signed with the Diablos Rojos (Red Devils) of the Mexican Baseball League on Friday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, according to the Associated Press.

Cano spent 17 years in the majors. The first nine years were with the Yankees. He also played for the New York Mets, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, and the Atlanta Braves. With the Yankees, he was a five-time All-Star, an eight-time All-Star overall, won five Silver Slugger awards, two Gold Gloves, and was part of the Yankee's last World Series title in 2009.

In his last season in MLB in 2022, Cano slashed .150/.183/.190. His 335 home runs rank second all-time among second basemen. He had 1,306 RBIs, which ranks fourth among second basemen. He is also fourth in doubles with 572 and tenth in hits with 2,639. In the 2024 Caribbean Series, he slashed .357/.400/.536 and had one homerun while representing the Dominican Republic.

Cano will play against the Yankees as the Bronx Bombers have two exhibition games scheduled against the Diablos Rojos on March 24 and 25. The signing of Cano is good for the Diablos Rojos. He was one of the best second basemen in the majors when he was there. Cano could help the Diablos Rojo add to their trophy case, which is 17 deep. Even if Cano does well in the Mexican Baseball League, it’s unlikely that he’ll play in the majors again since he’s 41 years old.

The Mexican Baseball League season begins on April 11.

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