Report: Robinson Cano, Yankees still far apart in negotiation
Robinson Cano’s agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, and the Yankees met on Tuesday to continue talks for a new contract for the second baseman, and the gap between the two sides remains substantial, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
However, another source told Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com the Cano side “did move a little,” but didn’t specify whether that meant in length of the contract or in dollars.
The sides are going to try and meet again on Wednesday, the source said.
Cano reportedly asked for a 10-year deal worth $305 million earlier this year, and the Yankees countered with a seven-year, $161 million offer.
The Yankees are attempting to get under the $189 million luxury tax threshold next year and just signed catcher Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million deal on Saturday.
Cano’s representatives recently met with the Mets, but a deal between the two sides is a longshot.
A five-time All Star, Cano finished in the top-5 in AL MVP voting for the third time in four years after hitting .314 with 27 home runs and 107 RBIs.