Yanks talked deal with Cano's agent

Updated: February 28, 2013, 11:49 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

Robinson Cano's agent and the New York Yankees have discussed reaching a long-term contract before the star second baseman hits the free-agent market after this season.

The Yankees traditionally refuse to negotiate any extensions on existing contracts, but owner Hal Steinbrenner repeatedly has indicated he might make an exception for Cano, who will become a free agent next winter.

Yankees president Randy Levine confirmed Wednesday that the team has talked to Cano's agent, Scott ...

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