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Robinson Cano rejoins the Mariners’ lineup in New York

Jun 2, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

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Robinson Cano is back in the Mariners’ starting lineup tonight after missing the past four games with a stomach virus followed by a bruised hand. And what do you know? They’re playing the Yankees, in New York.

Cano’s lack of power has drawn some headlines two months into a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners, but looking beyond his two home runs he’s hit .327 with a .371 on-base percentage. Combined during his final five seasons with the Yankees he hit .314 with a .369 on-base percentage.

One interesting note about Cano’s four-game absence: Seattle initially turned to last year’s starting second baseman, Nick Franklin, to fill in, but then went with veteran utility man Willie Bloomquist for the past two games. Franklin has hit just .128 with an ugly 21/3 K/BB ratio since being called up from Triple-A.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 2, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Of course he is playing tonight against the Yankees.

  2. proudlycanadian - Jun 2, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    I bet that he runs out ground balls tonight.

  3. proudlycanadian - Jun 2, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    I doubt that Yankee fans want to comment on tonight’s game. Cano was 1 for 3 with 2 walks. Michael Saunders from Victoria B. C. had a nice game. Seager’s bomb just made it a laugher. Despite the likely loss, the Yankees will only be 4 games behind the Blue Jays.

    • nbjays - Jun 2, 2014 at 10:40 PM

      A hell of a nice night at the plate for Seager… 4 extra base hits, 12 total bases, a single shy of the cycle (he opted for the extra triple instead, courtesy of a sleeping Derek Jeter).

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 3, 2014 at 5:54 AM

        The Captain certainly messed up on that one. Not his finest moment.

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