Cano doesn't regret bolting Yanks for M's


NEW YORK -- Robinson Cano's new team has a better record than his old team.

And his old team dearly misses his bat -- at least this season.

So no, Cano, who signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners (68-58) in the offseason, does not regret leaving the New York Yankees (64-61).

Robinson Cano

Robinson Cano

#22 2B
Seattle Mariners

2014 STATS

  • GM121
  • HR11

  • RBI69

  • R66

  • OBP.397

  • AVG.329

“I don’t have any regrets about what I did,” Cano said Thursday night at his Roc Nation charity basketball game at Barclays Center. “I made my decision.”

Cano, the best second baseman in Major League Baseball, is hitting .329 with 11 homers, 69 RBIs and an .865 OPS.

The Yankees, meanwhile, rank 24th in the majors in runs scored (487) and 19th in batting average (.249).

“I mean, you gotta understand that some of their guys are getting hurt, and it just means they’re not the best,” Cano said.

Asked if they miss his bat, Cano replied, “I don’t know, you gotta ask them.”

They do. It’s obvious.

But Cano isn’t counting the Yankees out or anything.

“I don’t count them out,” he said. “They’ve got a good team.”