MLB free agent Robinson Cano leaves the New York Yankees and agrees to a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners, a source told ESPN.com Friday (Dec. 6).
The 31-year-old second basemen and his agents meet with the Mariners Thursday night (Dec. 5) in Seattle, and the club made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Cano has to undergo a physical Monday (Dec. 9) to complete the deal, but when he does, it will be the third-largest contract in baseball history — tied with Albert Pujols’ deal with the Los Angeles Angels three years ago.
Alex Rodriguez has the top two contracts in MLB history. He signed a 10-year, $275 million extension with the New York Yankees in 2007, which replaced a 10-year, $252 million pact he signed with the Texas Rangers in December 2000.