If you’re into math problems, here’s one for you: start figuring out how much the Seattle Mariners are paying per home run from their new second baseman Robinson Cano.
That’s not to say that Cano won’t hit plenty of home runs with his patented smooth swing over the course of his tenure in Seattle. Rather it is another exercise in small samples, as it simply took a little bit longer than expected for Cano to finally leave the yard for the first time in regular season action in his new uniform.
It finally happened on Thursday, as Cano took Texas Rangers’ start Tanner Scheppers deep for a three-run shot.
Cano is batting .278/.344/.315 so far this season.