Feb 23, 2014; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) fields grounders during camp at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Robinson Cano: Seattle Mariners ‘need an extra bat’


During the offseason, second baseman Robinson Cano left the New York Yankees, the team he spent the first nine years of his career with, to sign a 10-year, $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners.

Cano obviously decided to prioritize money and it’s hard to blame him. After all, he’s one of the game’s elite players and already has a World Series ring.

However, Cano still wants to win and is offering the Mariners ideas on how he thinks the front office can improve the team.

“I’m not going to lie. We need an extra bat, especially a right-handed bat,” Cano told CBSSports.com via Jon Heyman. “We have many left-handed hitters. We need at least one more righty. You don’t want to face a lefty pitcher with a lineup of seven left-handed hitters.”

Cano even has his eye on a certain player, Kendrys Morales, who played for the Mariners last season. He hit .277, posted an on-base percentage of .336, slugged .449 and hit 23 home runs.

“He’s a switch hitter who’s got power,” Cano explained.

Last season, Cano hit .314,  posted an on-base percentage of .383, slugged .516 and hit 27 home runs.

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