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Jose Cano: I Expect Robinson To Re-Sign With Yankees

Robinson Cano and his father, Jose (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Robinson Cano and his father, Jose (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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TAMPA, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Robinson Cano’s father says he expects the New York Yankees to re-sign their All-Star second baseman rather than let him leave through free agency after the season.

Jose Cano says he hopes Robinson will spend his entire career in New York. Jose thinks his son will get a six- or seven-year contract.

General manager Brian Cashman told WFAN host Mike Francesa last week that the Bronx Bombers made “a significant offer” to Cano in the offseason. The GM didn’t disclose what the offer was.

The 29-year-old Cano can become a free agent for the first time in his career after the World Series ends.

Jose Cano made his comments at the Yankees’ spring training complex, where the Dominican Republic’s World Baseball Classic team is training. Robinson is a member of the squad and his dad is a coach.

The Dominican Republic will play the second of two exhibition games on Wednesday against the Yankees in Tampa.

Does Jose’s comment instill any hope in you, Yankees fans? Sound off with your thoughts and comments below…

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