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Robinson Cano | Second Baseman

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 212
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Robinson Cano finished 3-for-5 in Thursday's 4-2 loss versus the Twins.
The big-money import limped through a sluggish start to the season, but has been dynamite since May. Cano's .327 batting average ranks No. 4 in the American League, and his .387 OBP is 30 points above his career mark. The second baseman is on pace for 92 RBI and 83 runs. He's hit only six homers, however. Jul 11 - 1:34 AM

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Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's pummeling of the Astros.

It was the second straight game the Mariners beat up on the Astros, and it was the second straight night Cano was right in the middle of the action. The second baseman had an RBI single in the first inning to start the scoring, and his two-run double in sixth opened the floodgates. Cano's .323 batting average is fourth-best in the American League among qualified hitters, and he's got an .824 OPS and 51 RBI for the surprising Mariners.
Jul 2 - 12:07 AM

Robinson Cano went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in the Mariners' 10-4 defeat of the Astros on Monday.

That's homers in back-to-back games for Cano. He has four in three weeks, all of them coming at home in Safeco. Despite the lack of early season power, it looks like Cano will win out as the AL's starting second baseman in the All-Star balloting. He hasn't been the best player in the strong field, but he's still the best bet of any of them going forward.
Jul 1 - 12:43 AM

Robinson Cano belted a two-run homer on Sunday, backing the masterful performance of Felix Hernandez and leading the Mariners to a 3-0 victory over the Indians.

Cano finished the afternoon 2-for-4 and scored a pair of runs. While his power has been noticeably absent (just five home runs in 78 games), he's hitting a terrific .322/.380/.435, has driven home 45 runs and swiped five bases in his first season in Seattle.
Jun 29 - 8:24 PM

Robinson Cano went 3-for-4 with an RBI single in Thursday's loss to the Padres.

Cano was the only Mariner who could get anything going at the dish, but it wasn't enough against Padres starter Jesse Hahn. Cano continues to hit for average, but the power hasn't shown up yet. He's slashing .333/.391/.442 with five home runs and 40 RBI.
Jun 19 - 9:29 PM

Robinson Cano hit his third home run of the year on Wednesday as the Mariners fell to the Yankees 4-2.

Cano was 0-for-3 heading into his ninth inning at-bat against Masahiro Tanaka, who was two outs away from finishing off a complete game shutout. The veteran second baseman had other ideas, lifting a two-run homer to left center. The only aspect of Cano's game that is waiting to arrive in Seattle is the power. He's slashing .332/.381/.436 but is on pace to finish with just seven homers.
Jun 12 - 1:03 AM

Robinson Cano drove in two runs Monday as the Mariners defeated the host Rays 3-0.

Cano opened the game's scoring with a two-run single to left field in the top of the third inning. It was his only hit of the game and the $240 second baseman is still not hitting for any power, but it's hard to get overly upset about a .330 batting average and .381 on-base percentage. The extra-base hits should come eventually.
Jun 9 - 4:38 PM

Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Rays.

Cano had two of the Mariners' five hits on the night. The high-priced second baseman leads the AL with a .333 batting average at the moment, but he's still sitting on just two home runs through 56 games. The change of scenery surely plays a part in the power outage, but he's also hitting more balls on the ground than previous seasons.
Jun 6 - 11:35 PM

Robinson Cano will see how his hand feels in batting practice Monday before he officially returns to the lineup.

Cano expects to play, so he'll only sit out if there's some unforeseen discomfort. The high-price second baseman hasn't played since last Wednesday due to a stomach virus and a bone bruise in his left hand.
Jun 2 - 4:25 PM

Robinson Cano (hand) is back in the Mariners' starting lineup on Monday night against the Yankees.

Cano missed four consecutive games with a stomach virus and a bone bruise in his left hand. The $240 million second baseman has hit .327 with a .371 on-base percentage so far this season for Seattle, but he's slugged just two home runs in 205 at-bats.
Jun 2 - 3:05 PM

Robinson Cano (hand) remained out of the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

Cano has missed four straight games due to illness and a bruised hand. It's actually the most starts he's missed since 2006, as the second baseman had played at least 159 games in seven straight seasons. Willie Bloomquist is at the keystone Sunday.
Jun 1 - 12:50 PM

Robinson Cano (hand) is out of the Mariners' lineup again on Saturday night against the Tigers.

Cano has now missed three straight games with a bruised hand. Willie Bloomquist will get the start on Saturday at second base. Cano is considered day-to-day.
May 31 - 5:03 PM

Robinson Cano is not in the Mariners starting lineup on Friday due to a minor hand injury.

It had been previously reported that Cano was dealing with an illness which kept him out of Thursday's game, and he very well may be, but the hand injury is certainly more concerning. Nick Franklin is starting in his place on Friday.
May 30 - 7:04 PM

Robinson Cano (illness) remained out of the Mariners' lineup Friday.

Cano is under the weather and has now missed two starts in a row. He seems likely to be better at some point over the weekend. Nick Franklin is at second base again Friday.
May 30 - 5:15 PM

Robinson Cano was scratched from the Mariners' lineup Thursday due to illness.

Cano will be fine in a day or two. Nick Franklin is now at second base.
May 29 - 7:55 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Justin Smoak
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Endy Chavez
CF1James Jones
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Michael Saunders
2Logan Morrison
DH1Corey Hart
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Roenis Elias
5Chris Young
6Blake Beavan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Yoervis Medina
4Charlie Furbush
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Joe Beimel
7Dominic Leone
8Brandon Maurer
9Lucas Luetge