Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners finalized the All Star second baseman’s 10-year, $240 million contract on Thursday.
The club announced the deal after Cano’s completion of the mandatory physical – essentially just a formality in most deals.
Cano tweeted out his thanks to the city of New York and a greeting to the city of Seattle Thursday morning.
I’m looking forward to the future and joining the @Mariners in Seattle! Thank you New York & my amazing fans for the support thru the years.
— Robinson Cano (@RobinsonCano) December 12, 2013
Mariners’ general manager Jack Zduriencik commented on the signing and the state of the team in a statement released this morning.
“We have made a major commitment to a player who is one of the most dynamic in Major League Baseball,” general manager Jack Zduriencik said in a statement, via ESPN.com. “And Robinson has made a commitment to the Seattle Mariners organization and to the city of Seattle. We have stayed true to our plan of building our organization from the ground up through the amateur draft and player development and now have had the opportunity to add an All-Star player through free agency.”
Seattle has announced that it will introduce Cano at a press conference at 6 p.m. ET.
Cano is a career .309/.355/.504 hitter with 204 homeruns and 822 RBI over the course of nine season with the New York Yankees.