PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Robinson Cano drew a crowd for his first workout with the Seattle Mariners. The second baseman might as well get used to it.
A couple hundred fans showed up at the Mariners' spring training complex on Tuesday to watch the franchise's new cornerstone do some stretching, some throwing and some fielding. Cano left the Yankees for a 10-year, $240 million deal, matching the fourth-largest in major league history.
The weekday crowd was a bit bigger than usual, with some fans wearing shirts with Cano's No. 22. They followed him from field to field during the workout.
Seattle fans are celebrating their Super Bowl championship and hoping that Cano's signing gets their baseball team turned around, too. The Mariners lost 101 games in 2008 and again in 2010.