Yanks Extend Cano

New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has completed his contract extension with the club, that could potentially keep the All Star in New York for six more years. The contract will pay Cano $30 million over the course of the next four seasons, with club options for 2012 and 2013.

Cano will earn $3 million this year, $6 million next season, $9 million in 2010 and $10 million in 2011. The club option for 2012 would pay him $14 million, or $ 2 million if the Yankees do not exercise it. The 2013 option pays $15 million, also with a $2 million buyout. Cano had been eligible for arbitration, but this new contract takes care of that.

Cano batted .306 with 19 homers, 97 RBIs and 41 doubles last year. He is a .314 lifetime hitter in three Major League seasons and has already accumulated 509 hits by the age of 25; he does not turn 26 until October.


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