Cano will participate in Homerun Derby


Via Mark Feinsand, Robinson Cano has accepted an invitation to participate in the Homerun Derby next week. AL captain David Ortiz asked him to join after Mark Teixeira declined the invitation to spend the break with his family. Adrian Gonzalez and Jose Bautista will also take their hacks. Cano was originally named to the Derby last year, but withdrew because of a minor back injury that may or may not have been real.

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  1. bonestock94 says:


  2. CC's third leg says:


  3. jramey says:

    why? unnecessary risk

  4. In before the freaking out over this ruining his swing.

  5. Betty Lizard says:

    Of all the “dangers” that might negatively impact the Yankees, Cano’s participation in the Home Run Derby might just make it to the very bottom of the list.

    Look on the bright side: he’ll be able to swing at the first pitch to his heart’s content.

  6. Thomas Cassidy says:

    I don’t agree with the whole “the home run derby ruins your swing forever.” Look at who it happened to, older people (Bobby Abreu). Griffey still hit HRs, Fat Sloppy still does. It doesn’t change your swing.

  7. mike c says:

    good for him, I hope he has some fun cutting it up with those guys… I’m a fan of this years AL (all-latino) sluggers

  8. Monteroisdinero says:

    Has Arod been in it as a Yankee?

  9. Bob Michaels says:

    A.Rod is not good at the HRD, pressure to perform is too much for Alex.

  10. Mickey Scheister says:

    Cano, HRD champ, mostly line drive shots…he’s gonna put on a laser show! You heard it hear first, I try and predict baseball!

  11. Dave says:

    Umm…Len if you’ve been watching games since ’78 you’d know that Arod’s far from being clutch. He hits solo shots at unimportant times. Yes, I know about ’09 but one year does not make you a clutch player. A clutch player doesn’t need to try to knock the ball out of the opposing teams glove(that’s bush league).

  12. danimal says:

    I love how this thread turned into a “whether A-Rod is clutch” discussion. I feel like it’s 2005 again…

    And Cano? Anyone want to weigh in on Cano?

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