Seattle Mariner second baseman Robinson Cano will be back where he belongs next Tuesday in San Diego when he will be the Seattle Mariners lose representative at the 2016 MLB All Star game. Cano saw his string of five consecutive All- Star game appearances snapped last year when he had a slow start and never got his batting groove until late in the season. Cano finished the season with a 287 batting average. A decent major league average but not for Cano who has a career batting average of 307. To say the slow start energized him would be a huge understatement.
The focused 33 year old second baseman shook off last years slow start and is batting 303 with 19 homers and 54 RBIs in 83 games this year. The midsummer classic at Petco Park will be Cano’s seventh All- Star game and the 2011 Home Run Derby Champion is flattered that he has been selected to the game and plans to enjoy the festivities.
It’s one of the achievements you want,” Cano said after learning of his selection. “That’s a memory that everyone is always excited about. For me, it means a lot more because this year I’m going to be able to bring my son and he’s going to be able to enjoy that. It’ll be a great moment, just me and my son there.”
Cano became the all-time leading home run hitter among second baseman in AL history earlier this year and was the only Seattle player selected to the game. Two notable Mariners who did not get the nod but are playing great baseball are Nelson Cruz ( 21 homers, 54 RBIs and 280 batting average) and Kyle Seager 16 homers, 54 RBIs and 274 batting average).
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