Cano Reportedly Agrees to 10-Year Deal with Seattle
SEATTLE (WGGB) — Just days after adding former Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury to their 2014 lineup, the New York Yankees have lost an All-Star free agent of their own.
According to a report from ESPNdeportes.com, second baseman Robinson Cano has agreed to a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners.
The deal was reportedly signed Thursday night, after talks had stalled between Cano and the Yankees.
Cano will return to Seattle on Sunday to get a physical and sign the contract on Monday. If signed, the contract would be the third-largest in MLB history.
It still falls short of the 10-year $275 million extension the Yankees gave Alex Rodriguez in 2007, the problems with which may have caused New York to be reluctant to offer another 10-year deal.
Cano was reportedly asking for a 10-year $300 million deal with the Yankees, which executives said was never a likelihood.
Dustin Ackley, 25, got most of the starts at second base for the Mariners in 2013. He hit for a steady .253 average, with 31 RBI in 113 games in the struggling Mariners lineup.