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Robinson Cano | Second Baseman | #22

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 212
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / NYY
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Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto indicated Monday that Robinson Cano will not be the team's everyday second baseman upon his return from a PED suspension in mid-August.
Cano will be eligible to return from his 80-game suspension on August 14, but he will not be eligible for postseason play. That's very relevant here with the Mariners playing so well and Dee Gordon doing a fine job at second base. Dipoto said that there could be "a time-share, so to speak, where we keep everybody sharp. But we do know Dee is going to have to play second base as we come down the stretch. Because if we want to be in the postseason -- which we do -- then we know who our second baseman is going to be. And it's going to be Dee Gordon." Cano would still figure to play plenty, as the Mariners will be trying to win games, after all, and Cano is one of their best players. However, if the M's are still in contention late in the year we are likely to see Cano on the bench a lot more often than we're used to. Jun 11 - 7:43 PM
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Robinson Cano underwent surgery Wednesday to repair the fractured fifth metacarpal in his right hand.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears the procedure went well. Cano suffered the fractured finger Sunday when he was hit by a pitch and he was placed on the disabled list Monday, about 24 hours before Major League Baseball announced that he had been suspended 80 games for violating baseball’s joint drug agreement. Cano should be fully recovered from the hand surgery by the time he is eligible to return from suspension in mid-August.
May 16 - 11:28 AM

Robinson Cano will undergo surgery to repair the fractured fifth metacarpal on his right hand.

Cano suffered the injury on Sunday, around 48 hours before Major League Baseball announced his 80-game performance-enhancing drug suspension. The veteran second baseman should be fully recovered by the time he is eligible to return to the Mariners' active roster.
May 15 - 6:15 PM

Mariners 2B Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games by MLB for violating MLB's joint drug prevention and treatment program.

The suspension is now official and effective immediately, even though Cano was just placed on the disabled list Monday. He can serve the suspension concurrently with his DL stint. Cano tested positive for Furosemide, a diuretic which is commonly used to mask PED usage. The veteran second baseman said in a statement that he was taking the drug to treat a medical ailment and was unaware it was banned. The suspension will keep him sidelined until mid-August and cost him upwards of $11 million in salary. Cano wouldn't be eligible to participate in the postseason if the Mariners were to make it.
May 15 - 2:19 PM

A source confirms to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic that Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano is facing an 80-game suspension for violating baseball’s joint drug agreement.

Stunning news and a huge blow to the Mariners and fantasy owners alike. Héctor Gómez‏ of ZDeportes passed along the initial report, which was confirmed by Rosenthal. Cano was already facing a lengthy absence due to a fractured fifth metacarpal on his right hand which was suffered when he was hit by a pitch on Sunday. Now he has the PED suspension on top of that. It's a complicated confluence of events, so it's unclear what the timetable for his return might be just yet, but he can be ruled out through mid-August at the very least. Cano, 35, was batting .287/.385/.441 with four homers and 23 RBI over 39 games this season. He's in the fifth year of his 10-year, $240 million mega deal with Seattle. With Cano gone for the foreseeable future, it will be interesting to see if Dee Gordon moves back to second base.
May 15 - 1:58 PM

Mariners placed 2B Robinson Cano on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured fifth metacarpal on his right hand.

Cano is scheduled to see a hand specialist Tuesday in Philadelphia, after which more should be known about possible surgery and a timetable for his return. Still, it looks like it will be a lengthy absence. It's a tough blow as the Mariners try to hang around as contenders. Dee Gordon has extensive experience at second base, but the plan calls for him to remain in center field during Cano's absence. Gordon Beckham has been called up to take Cano's place on the active roster.
May 14 - 2:01 PM

Robinson Cano will visit a hand specialist in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

The expectation is that Cano will require surgery after fracturing the fifth metacarpal on his right hand on Sunday, but the M's will get another opinion just to be sure. He's likely headed for a lengthy trip to the disabled list. It sounds like there should be more clarity on a timeframe for his return after Tuesday's exam.
May 13 - 5:36 PM

X-rays have revealed a fractured fifth metacarpal in Robinson Cano's right hand.

Cano suffered the injury when he was hit by a Blaine Hardy pitch on Sunday. How long he'll be sidelined isn't known yet, but he's obviously headed to the disabled list and his absence figures to be a pretty lengthy one. The Mariners could potentially move Dee Gordon to second base to fill in for Cano. Taylor Motter would seem to be a likely candidate to take Cano's roster spot, especially with Jayson Werth hitting only .155/.222/.224 at Triple-A Tacoma.
May 13 - 3:02 PM

Robinson Cano was lifted from Sunday's game against the Tigers after being hit on the right hand by a pitch.

A Blaine Hardy offering in the top of the third inning plunked Cano and he was removed after a conversation with the trainer. He's surely headed for X-rays, and the Mariners should have an update on their star second baseman later Sunday.
May 13 - 1:56 PM

Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 with a double in a loss to the Tigers in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

Cano picked up double No. 10 in this defeat. The veteran second baseman is slashing .285/.383/.423 with three home runs and 20 RBI across 37 games played. If the season ended today, that .423 slugging percentage would be his lowest mark since 2008, back when he was with the Yankees. He figures to pick up the pace as we head into the summer. Slow power starts are nothing new for Cano.
May 12 - 7:01 PM

Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 4-1 loss against the Astros.

Cano's homer was the first of what fantasy owners hope is many this season. He swatted his second homer on April 17 last season and he ended up with 23 homers and 97 RBI, so remember it's a marathon and not a sprint. Cano will be just fine for the power numbers fantasy owners have come to expect.
Apr 18 - 4:04 AM

Robinson Cano went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Indians.

He drove in a run with a single in the third inning and doubled off stud reliever Andrew Miller later in the contest. He struggled through a hamstring injury in spring training but seems poised to be one of the best second basemen in fantasy leagues yet again this year.
Mar 31 - 7:46 PM

Robinson Cano (hamstring) is back in the lineup for Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Brewers.

It's the first time that Cano will be back in the Mariner lineup since March 11. He'll bat third and be the Designated Hitter. Seattle hopes to get the 35-year-old back in the field before next week. There are no doubts at this point that he'll ready to go by Opening Day.
Mar 21 - 4:31 PM

Robinson Cano (hamstring) is scheduled to hit in the batting cage on Saturday.

His return to Cactus League action is tentatively set for Wednesday, barring any setbacks. The Mariners are maintaining caution here to make sure that the issue doesn't get any worse, but it sounds like Cano should have no problem being ready for Opening Day.
Mar 17 - 12:24 PM

Robinson Cano (hamstring) is expected to return to Cactus League games next week.

That should give the veteran second baseman enough time to get properly tuned up for the start of the season. Cano tweaked his left hamstring last weekend.
Mar 14 - 11:53 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Chris Herrmann
3David Freitas
1B1Ryon Healy
2Daniel Vogelbach
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
3B1Kyle Seager
2Andrew Romine
LF1Denard Span
2Guillermo Heredia
CF1Dee Gordon
RF1Mitch Haniger
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2James Paxton
3Mike Leake
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Marco Gonzales
6Wade LeBlanc
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Alex Colome
3Juan Nicasio
4James Pazos
5Dan Altavilla
6Nick Vincent
7Ryan Cook
8Chasen Bradford
9Roenis Elias
10Mike Morin
11David Phelps