Via Jon Heyman: The Yankees and Robinson Cano remain far apart during contract extension talks and are not close to a new deal. Negotiations could pick up after the All-Star break, but right now it’s a “very likely outcome” that the second baseman will hit free agency after the season.
Cano, 30, is hitting .276/.345/.498 (123 wRC+) this year, which is a step down from his 2010-2012 production (142 wRC+). He still has 90-something games to turn that around of course, but Robbie is struggling against lefties for the second straight year. Heyman hears the Yankees have suggested a $138M pact in line with David Wright’s recent extension, though Cano’s camp is obviously seeking every last cent.