ROBINSON CANO

ROBINSON CANO

HOMETOWN: San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic

DATE OF BIRTH: October 22, 1982

POSITION: Second Baseman

TEAM: New York Mets

 

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • On December 3, 2018, Canó was a part of a blockbuster trade that sent him from Seattle to the New York Mets
  • Canó homered on April 18, 2018, to give him 302 homeruns for his career, and pass Rogers Hornsby for second place all-time among second basemen
  • On May 7, 2016, Canó hit his 250th career home run, joining Joe Gordon, Alfonso Soriano, and Jeff Kent as the only second basemen to reach 250 career home runs within the first 12 years of his career
  • A 13-year MLB veteran, Canó spent nine seasons with the New York Yankees before signing a ten-year deal with the Seattle Mariners in 2013
  • Canó is an eight-time All Star, including each of the last two seasons with the Mariners and has hit 30 or more doubles in each of his 13 years in the Major Leagues
  • Canó hit his 300th career home run with the Seattle Mariners on Sept. 21, 2017 becoming just the third second baseman in history to reach the milestone
  • Canó has competed for his native country, Dominican Republic, in three World Baseball Classic (WBC) tournaments (2009, 2013, 2017)
  • In August 2006, Canó led the American League in batting average, doubles, and runs batted in. He finished the season with the third best batting average in the AL
  • Canó was signed by the Yankees in 2001 and appeared in the 2003 All-Star Futures Game before being called up to the Major Leagues in May of 2005. He finished second in voting for the American League Rookie of the Year

AWARDS:

  • All-Star Game MVP (2017)
  • 8x All-Star (2006, 2010-‘14, 2016-‘17)
  • 5x Silver Slugger Award (2006, 2010-‘13)
  • World Baseball Classic MVP (2013)
  • 2x Gold Glove Award (2010, 2012)
  • Home Run Derby Champion (2011)
  • World Series Champion (2009)

OFF THE FIELD HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Canó founded the RC24 Foundation, serving disadvantaged youth in the Dominican Republic. Through the foundation he hosts multiple events there every year. To learn more or to donate, visit http://robinsoncanoofficial.com/rc24-foundation/
  • After Hurricane Maria hit in September 2017, Canó began working with “New Balance Gives Back” and “Dominican Red Cross” in order to help victims in Dominican Republic

MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS:

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Dominic Smith hit his 3rd home run of the season to help the Mets top the Diamondbacks [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="https://rocnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/w2t0HZ0s4Imj4KIm.mp4"][/video] Robinson Cano hit two doubles to pass Babe Ruth on MLB’s all-time list with 507 career doubles
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Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 19 points, had 7 rebounds and 8 assists in yesterday's win. Help send Skylar to Seattle for the WNBA All-Star game by voting here. Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 and had a stolen base in yesterday's Mariner's win. Vote to send him to the MLB All-Star Game in Miami.  
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Skylar Diggins-Smith put up 23 points and had 7 assists in last night's game. Watch a highlight clip here. Robinson Cano now leads MLB second basemen in home runs after crushing a 3-run home run last night. Watch his homer and vote Cano for MLB All-Star here!  
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Dez Bryant had 80 yards on 6 receptions with 2 touchdowns. Watch highlights here. 20 November 2016: Views of the Dallas Cowboys in thir 27-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens in the 2016 NFL week 11 regular season football game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Photo by James D. Smith/Dallas Cowboys CJ Prosise ran 72 yards for his first-career touchdown last night. Watch highlights here. cxwxiyhvqaadwcf-jpg-large Robinson Cano was the 12 Flag Riser at the Seattle Seahawks Game yesterday. Watch his experience here. screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-11-01-52-am Todd Gurley ran for a team high 76 yards and 1 touchdown. Watch highlights here. LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams rushes for 24 yards to score a touchdown in front of Michael Thomas #31 of the Miami Dolphins in the first quarter of the game at Los Angeles Coliseum on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Robinson Cano hit two home runs last night, including a solo shot in the 11th inning to put the Mariners in the lead. After last night's game Cano has reached a career-high 35 home runs in a season. Watch highlights here. screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-10-36-20-am
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Robinson Cano has been nominated by the Mariners for the 2016 Roberto Clemente Award. Cast your vote for Robbie by voting below, tweeting the hashtag #VoteCano, or posting #VoteCano to the MLB and Mariners facebook pages.
   
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It’s the season of giving. Here’s what our Roc Family has done to give back:

Andre Ward visited Your House Boxing & Community Club – an organization that aims to motivate and support at-risk youth to better themselves, serve their communities, and reject gang violence through boxing, education, and community engagement. Andre participated in their bag and mitt workout, had snack and pizza with the children and spoke with them about staying motivated. Big Sean joined forces with Sean Anderson Foundation for an All-Star Thanksgiving Giveaway. Together with other celebrities and athletes, 3,000 turkeys and food baskets were given to Metro-Detroit residents on a first come, first served basis, in total providing more than 12,000 meals. Roc Nation hosted a pre-Thanksgiving dinner with young adults from The Door – a center for alternatives for NYC youth. The teens enjoyed a warm meal and friendly conversations with Roc Nation employees and special guests CC Sabathia and Dustin Fleischer. DJ Mustard partnered with Crenshaw UMC to host a Thanksgiving dinner and games for CUMC food bank members and their families. Fabolous visited the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, located just 5 minutes away from Breevort Projects where he grew up. Their SuperPantry program is a free mock supermarket for the under-priviledged community. Fabolous stocked food, bagged carts and assisted elderly visitors, helping nearly 200 families. Processed with VSCOcam with m3 preset  Jaelen Strong recruited a strong group of volunteers including family members, friends, former Mt. Airy Bantam coaches and current young Bantams. Strong’s group of volunteers distributed over 120 turkeys to families and individuals in need. Many of the families served were referenced by Face to Face Germantown and Kitchen of Love, community-based organizations serving low-income families meals and human service resources.   Junior Younan partnered with Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger at Mobile Food Pantry in Coney Island. Along with his father and some friends, they serviced over 200 families. Meek Mill donated over 150 turkeys to the Bibleway Baptist Church and We Feed the Homeless Philly’s Annual Turkey Drive. Robinson Cano opened the RC22 DREAM School in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. The Montessori school will serve 100 boys and girls and offer holistic community and employment training programs to residents.
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Robinson Cano​ and CC Sabathia​ have been nominated for the 2015 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award because of their continuous leadership efforts and inspiration through their respective foundations, RC22 Foundation​ and PitCCh In Foundation Inc.​. Vote now through Sunday to support their great causes! [caption id="attachment_17442" align="alignnone" width="1024"]NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21:  Robinson Cano and CC Sabathia attend the 2014 Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Center on August 21, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Robinson Cano; CC Sabathia NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Robinson Cano and CC Sabathia attend the 2014 Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Center on August 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Robinson Cano; CC Sabathia[/caption]
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Robinson Cano set a new Major League Baseball record in last night’s game. He is now the first player in MLB history to have 30 doubles in 11 consecutive seasons to start a career. Watch his milestone double and the fan reaction here.

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Robinson Cano spent a Thursday afternoon in Downtown Seattle with Mayor Ed Murray and 20 8-12 year olds from the Smilow Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club of Seattle. In honor of August being PLAY BALL month, declared by the Mayor and co-sponsored by Major League Baseball and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Robinson Cano and Mayor Murray played a friendly game of WIFFLE BALL with the children from the Boys & Girls Club.

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Proud to be a part of Robinson Cano’s Canoche Fundraiser! Congrats on raising $1.1MM. Didn’t get to make it to Canoche? It’s not too late to make a donation and contribute to RC22 DREAM School. 

Learn more about the Canoche and the RC22 Foundation mission here.

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New additions to CC Sabathia & Robinson Cano’s Summer Classic Charity Basketball game at Barclays Center include fellow Roc Nation family Rihanna and Skylar Diggins!

Team CC is heating up, with honorary team captain Carmelo Anthony, Derek Jeter, JR Smith, Rudy Gay, Ne-Yo, Tiki Barber, DJ Clue, Damaris Lewis, Vinny Guadagnino, Dellin Betances, & Lance Fresh. They’ll face off against Team Cano, featuring honorary team captain Kevin Durant, Felix Hernandez, Fabolous, DJ Khaled, Charlie Villanueva, DJ Envy, Robert Christopher Riley, Endy Chavez, Kendrys Morales, Fernando Rodney, Yoervis Medina, Jesus Sucre, & Roenis Elias.

Other celebrity guests and participants include Rihanna, Slam Dunk judges Skylar Diggins & Nate “Tiny” Archibald, Master of Ceremonies Angie Martinez and many more.  Tickets, special packages, and more info at www.rnsummerclassic.com.

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NYC: Stop by The 40/40 Club this Thursday August 14th for the Pre-Summer Classic Open Bar event, buy tickets to Robinson Cano + CC Sabathia’s Summer Classic charity basketball game, and enjoy complimentary D’usse Cognac cocktails and 1/2 price drinks! More info on the Summer Classic here. 2014-08-09 - RNS Pre-Summer Classic Open Bar_4.jpg
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Robinson Cano leads MLB All-Star Game voting for 2B with over 1 million votes! Vote here now to be entered for a chance to win a signed t-shirt – keep voting for a chance to win the grand prize to see the Mariners and get an on–field pic with Cano!Cano-Mariners-Field
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Roc Nation Sports celebrated its one year anniversary with a luncheon attended by clients Robinson Cano, Victor Cruz, CC Sabathia, and Hakeem Nicks. The Roc Nation Sports logo was featured in Times Square in NYC to honor the occasion. Roc Nation Sports 1 Year Anniversary Luncheon at TAO Downtown Roc Nation Sports 1 Year Anniversary Luncheon at TAO Downtown Roc Nation Sports 1 Year Anniversary Luncheon at TAO Downtown Roc Nation Sports 1 Year Anniversary Luncheon at TAO Downtown photo
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Watch Robinson Cano on last night's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In this first clip, he surprises Yankees fans in Bryant Park in New York and then watch his interview with Jimmy Fallon. Plus, tune in to Off The Bat from the MLB Fan Cave when Robinson appears on his executive-produced episode tonight at 11/10c on MTV2.
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GQ Magazine heads to Robinson Cano’s hometown to talk about growing up in the Dominican Republic and joining the Seattle Mariners. Pick up the April issue on stands now.GQ_Final
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Three Kings Day in Robinson Cano’s hometown of San Pedro de Macoris turned into a week-long celebration for the city’s children. Cano and his foundation hosted his annual toy drive for children in need, featuring an event for over 1,000 kids and a direct toy distribution of over 5000 toys, which included girls and boys bikes and helmets, dolls, toy trucks and Nike products. Check out pictures from the event and the toy distribution below. _MG_2506 _BC_8703 _MG_2452_1 _MG_2186 _MG_2432 _BC_9330-1 _BC_8945
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Go behind the scenes with MLB during Robinson Cano’s first day in Seattle with the Mariners Then, watch Robinson Cano's discuss his childhood, being named after Jackie Robinson, and joining the Mariners in this MLB interview
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Congratulations to Roc Nation Sports’ Robinson Cano on signing a 10-year contract with the Seattle Mariners! Cano ended the 2013 season as a 5x All-Star, with 5 straight seasons with a .300+ batting average, 40+ doubles, and 25+ home runs.

Says Cano, "I want to thank all my fans in New York for an amazing nine years. It was truly an honor to play for you." mariners
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