Pictures from Peoria: A busy first day with Cano
Mariners camp officially cranked up today with the first full-squad workout, which meant the arrival of Robinson Cano. And the new $240-million man didn’t disappoint, drawing a nice crowd of fans — and reporters — to the Peoria Sports Complex.
Here’s my story on the first-day scene. Cano came with a little controversy as manager Lloyd McClendon wasted no time coming to his defense with some strong words after Yankee hitting coach Kevin Long raised the issue of Cano’s failure to hustle out routine grounders, which you can read here.
I’ve also got a notebook with news of the day, including Nick Franklin talking about his move back to shortstop. But, of course, I promised photos here on the blog and here’s some that should offer some flavor of the day in Peoria.
Cano shared some thoughts with third baseman Kyle Seager, who hit in the same group and said he’s eager to learn from a guy he’s always watched while coming up in the game as a left-handed hitting infielder.