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Robinson Cano, Johnny Damon Urge David Ortiz to Sign With Yankees

David Ortiz has not decided yet if he will accept the Boston Red Sox's offer for arbitration, so one former New York Yankee and a current one are urging the Boston slugger to make a move to the Bronx while playing in his charity golf tournament in the Dominican Republic.

"Shoot, I was trying to tell him if he went to New York his 30 home runs turns into 40," Damon told the Boston Globe Saturday. "He still has a great chance to win. I'm happy I got to experience both sides (of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry). Both sides were very incredible for me.

Yankees' second baseman Robinso Cano told the New York Daily News that it would be a good idea on Ortiz's part to join him in New York.

"It would be a good idea, having another lefty on the team," Cano said. "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."

Ortiz, 36, finished 2011 with 29 home runs and 96 RBI, while hitting .309/.398/.544.

 
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