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Seattle Mariners standout tearing up the Mexican League in 2024

By meerna Jun25,2024
Seattle Mariners standout tearing up the Mexican League in 2024

One day after watching former Seattle Mariners outfielder Guillermo Heredia lead the KBO in hits, we see former M’s standout second baseman Robinson Cano do the same in the Mexican League.

At age 41, Cano is hitting .446 in Mexico this season, 29 percentage points ahead of the closest player to him. In addition to his average, he also has eight runs scored and 53 RBI in 50 games.

The Mexican League is a solid league that currently has several former big league stars playing in it, including pitcher Trevor Bauer and sluggers Luke Voit and Yasiel Puig. Cano was also named to the All-Star team that year.

This is Cano’s first season in Mexico after most recently playing for the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Series.

Known nationally for his career with the New York Yankees from 2005 to 2013, Cano also spent five years with the Mariners from 2014 to 2018, signing a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners prior to the 2014 season. He was traded to the New York Mets in a deal that also sent Edwin Diaz to New York after the 2018 season. His contract was the largest deal in franchise history before Julio Rodriguez signed a contract extension through the 2022 season.

Overall, Cano was very productive with the ‘M’. During those five seasons, he made three All-Star teams and hit .296 with 107 runs scored. Since his departure, the M’s have been unable to find any answers at second base, trying to cycle between Adam Frazier, Kolten Wong, Jose Caballero and Jorge Polanco. This year, after Polanco’s injury, Ryan Bliss was the last to try to take over the position.

While Cano performed admirably, not everything was going well for him in Seattle. During the 2018 season, he was suspended for using PEDs and only played 80 games. The Mariners won 89 games that year and narrowly missed the playoffs, and fans wondered what would have happened if Cano had been able to play the entire season.

Cano is a lifelong .301 major league hitter who also played for the Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres. Internationally, he represented the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

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