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Yankees exercise options on Cano and Swisher

The New York Yankees announced on Saturday, that they have exercised their 2012 club options on second baseman Robinson Cano and outfielder Nick Swisher. Cano is slated to make $14 million next season, while Swisher will make $10.25 million.

Cano is continuing to grow and become into one of the greats to wear the pinstripes, came off a campaign featuring his second appearance in the All-Star Game.  The 29-year-old led the Bombers with a .302 average, while also posting a .882 on-base percentage plus slugging.   The infielder is also ranked second in the Majors with 81 extra-base hits.

New York will now have Cano as a part of their team for at least one more year, with a $15 million club option for 2013.

Swisher batted for a .260 average with a .822 OPS, tying for fifth among big league switch-hitters in home runs (23) and ranking seventh in RBIs (85). In three seasons with the team, the outfielder has grown a cult-like following at the Stadium….thanks to his hustle and blue collar effort.

Written on October 30, 2011

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