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Robinson Cano missing second straight game with illness

May 30, 2014, 5:47 PM EST

Robinson Cano AP

Robinson Cano is out of the Mariners’ lineup tonight for the second straight game with an illness.

Cano played in all of the Mariners’ first 52 games, hitting .327 with two homers and a .790 OPS, but then missed Thursday night against the Angels and is now sitting out against the Tigers too. His absence gives Nick Franklin a chance to play his old position after having the second base job taken away from him when the Mariners signed Cano to a $240 million contract this offseason.

Franklin put up big numbers at Triple-A following his demotion, but has hit just .150 with 18 strikeouts in 15 games for the Mariners while trying to learn to play the outfield on the fly.

  1. sportsfan18 - May 30, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    Don’t be fooled by Robby’s batting average etc…

    here are his OPS+ the past few years and so far this year…


  2. sportsfan18 - May 30, 2014 at 9:15 PM


    2012 148

    2013 146

    2014 128 (so far this season, which admittedly has a ways to go)

    but he is NOT producing worthy of his deal yet for the M’s…

  3. pyleketerson - May 31, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Is he the M’s new Ichiro?

  4. pftfan - May 31, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    M’s should’ve given that money to Tanaka instead

    • SBoy - May 31, 2014 at 10:47 AM

      And with the money saved, kept Morales

  5. trbmb - May 31, 2014 at 7:33 AM

    It’s only year 1 of 10. This will be real funny by no later than year 5. Bad move by Seattle in this massive contract for only one very good player.

  6. alphonzolester - May 31, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    that’s about a $300,000 hangover methinks.

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