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Robinson Cano, Shin-Soo Choo each hit their first homers of the season

Apr 17, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT

Robinson Cano AP

The Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers big offseason acquisitions — Robinson Cano and Shin-Soo Choo, respectively — came into play today with zero homers and slugging percentages of .315 and .358, respectively. Each has remedied that to some degree this afternoon as both Choo and Cano have hit their first homers of the year in the Rangers-Mariners game. In the second and third innings, respectively. That raises Cano’s slugging percentage to .358 as of the top of the sixth inning this afternoon and Choo’s to a hefty .411.

Cano is being paid for ten years, of course so less than three weeks’ production is not something to worry about. Choo is being paid to get on base and he’s been doing that quite well even if he hasn’t been hitting the ball with any authority before today.

  1. brandotho - Apr 17, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    That is just Cano’s seventh home run since the All-Star Break last year.

    • [citation needed] fka COPO - Apr 17, 2014 at 4:46 PM

      One of the RAB guys, I think it’s Axisa, has brought that up the last few days on twitter. Cano has something like 7 HR in his last 82 games. Arbitrary endpoints and all, but yikes.

      • brandotho - Apr 17, 2014 at 5:20 PM

        I think it was Kabak. The dude with the Uncle Sam hat in his Twitter profile pic.

  2. pisano - Apr 17, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Yeah, and who cares?

    • 18thstreet - Apr 17, 2014 at 5:05 PM

      If only they had said something racist, maybe this would be getting more attention.

  3. uyf1950 - Apr 17, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Interesting that Cano hits his first HR in “Globe Life Park in Arlington”.and not as SafeCo. Cano now has 8 RBI’s to go along with that 1 HR.
    Brian Roberts the Yankees replacement for Cano is only 1 HR and 7 RBI’s.behind Cano. Oh and about $22MM difference in salary.

  4. Hugh Jass - Apr 17, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Remember Robbie

    Championships and WS rings don’t grow on trees anymore


  5. pisano - Apr 18, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    @ Hugh Jass…. He’ll never see another WS ring.

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