Yankees standout second baseman Robinson Cano may ask for a new contract, according to MLB.com.
Cano’s agent Scott Boras told the New York Post he has contacted Yankees general manager Brian Cashman about deleting the team’s option on Cano’s contract and instead, fashioning a new one. Boras has yet to hear back from the organization about his request. The current contract was negotiated before Boras was Cano’s agent, and was originally signed February of 2008.
Since Cano signed the deal the 29-year-old has quickly become one of the best hitting second baseman in the game. His potential value on a long-term contract is also likely to be higher if he were to sign it now, rather than at the age of 31, when he would next be a free agent.
The two options the Yankees have would have Cano earning $14 million and $15 million in the coming seasons, with $2 million buyouts each year. Earlier reports claim that 31-year-old pitcher CC Sabathia is also looking to opt out of his current contract. Sabathia is reportedly looking for a new deal that contains more years and a higher annual salary. The team is already working on restructuring a Sabathia deal, including an annual raise in addition to an extension on years.