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David Ortiz mentioned earlier this offseason that he had a lot of respect for the way the Yankees do business, and Robinson Cano is among those who believe that Big Papi could be a welcome fit in pinstripes.
“It would be a good idea, having another lefty on the team,” Cano told the New York Daily News on Friday, attending Ortiz’s golf tournament in the Dominican Republic. “We all know he’s a great hitter. Last year, a lot of people were saying, ‘He’s done.’ He proved a lot of people wrong. I like people, when they’re down, they prove people wrong. He came back, did a great job.”
Cano might have to convince general manager Brian Cashman, who has said repeatedly that he doesn’t see pursuing a big bat as a need. Pitching has been the Yankees’ main winter focus, as Cashman says that offense is not a need for New York, despite their outages in the playoffs. The DH role figures to be filled by 21-year-old Jesus Montero, who impressed in September duty.
- Bryan Hoch
Adrian Beltre officially informed the Red Sox on Wednesday that, as expected, he will decline the $10 million player option he had for 2011. This means that the All-Star third baseman is now a free agent.
The Red Sox have until the end of Thursday — midnight on Friday to be exact — to pick up the $12.5 million club option for star slugger David Ortiz. By declining the option or not coming to an extenion before that deadline, Ortiz would be a free agent for the first time since the Twins released him after the 2002 season.
– Ian Browne