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Thu, 25 Mar 2010

Robinson Cano signs bat endorsement deal with SSK

Robinson Cano, who was raised on Yankees Baseball since he graduated San Pedro Aposto High School in San Pedro de Macoris in Dominican Republic in 2001, has signed a bat endorsement contract with SSK. Cano joins Bobby Abreu - LA Angeles and Pablo Sandoval - SF Giants in the SSK big offense club. Robinson occasionally swung SSK bats last season and was very impressed with the balance and hardness of the wood, this season he decided to exclusively swing SSK lumber. The 6'0" foot - 205lb the Yankees central figure's favorite bat specification is 34"-32oz Pro White-Ash with cupped in black barrel and natural handle.

His father, Jose Cano, was signed by Astros in 1980, and played in the major leagues in 1989, pitching in 6 games for Houston Astros. Robinson Cano, who was named after Jackie Robinson by his father, grew up in the Dominican Republic, where he played both baseball and basketball.

Cano was called up to Major Leagues on May 3, 2005, while hitting .333 in 108 at bats in AAA, and took over second from Tony Womack. He hit .297 with 14 home runs, 62 RBI, with 34 doubles, and finished second in American League Rookie of the year balloting to Huston Street of the Oakland Athletics. Cano finished 2006 with the third best batting average in the AL (.342, just 2 points behind teammate Derek Jeter and five points behind Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer). Cano also played well in 2009 season, hitting .320 with 204 hits, 25 home runs and 85 RBIs. Cano is ranked in the top ten players in the American league in hits, extra base hits, total bases, at bats, doubles, batting average, runs scored, and triples.
Cano has a excellent MLB career statistics, hitting .306, 87 home runs, 875 hits, 394 RBIs. for 5 seasons.

We at SSK wholeheartedly welcome Robinson Cano to SSK's staff of Professional Advisors.

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