Yankees Rumors: No Hometown Discount from Robinson Cano

All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano isn’t prepared to offer the New York Yankees a hometown discount, and he may very well “bolt the Bronx” one he reaches free agency, reports Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.


According to two industry sources familiar with Cano’s situation, the Yankees’ Gold Glove second baseman may very well bolt the Bronx once he becomes a free agent.


Cano is entering the final year of his contract with the Yankees, as he’s prepared to earn $15 million in 2013. His next contract will likely pay him well more than that annually, as the talented second baseman could command upwards of $25 million per year if he hits the open market.

It’s been reported that re-signing Cano is the Yankees’ priority, but they are also keeping an eye on the luxury tax. The team already has several veteran players locked up to multi-year contract, making fitting Cano into their payroll more difficult.

One of Feinsand’s sources told him that they don’t expect Cano to be with the Yankees beyond 2013. The second baseman isn’t offering New York a hometown discount, and the source added that the team seems “to be more interested in keeping their payroll down than winning.”

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