Robinson Cano and Mariners finalize huge contract

Robinson Cano and Mariners finalize huge contract

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Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees hits an RBI double in the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first game of a double header at Yankee Stadium on August 20, 2013 in the Bronx Borough of New York City.

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by TIM BOOTH / AP Sports Writer

NWCN.com

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 10:51 AM

SEATTLE  -- All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners have finalized their $240 million, 10-year contract that was agreed upon late last week.

The Mariners announced the contract Thursday following Cano's completion of a physical. The deal is tied for the fourth largest contract in major league history.

Cano had spent his entire career with the Yankees. The five-time All-Star played in 160 games last season and hit .314 with 27 homers and 107 RBIs. Cano posted a .899 on-base plus slugging percentage and finished fifth in American League MVP voting.

The Yankees offered Cano a $175 million, seven-year deal. New York went 85-77 last season and missed the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years; Seattle went 71-91 and hasn't been in the playoffs since 2001.

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