New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano will be the most sought-after free agent this upcoming offseason. The five-time All-Star is one of the best middle infielders in the game. The two-time Gold Glove Award winner is also pretty good with the leather — as was evidenced Labor Day afternoon against the Chicago White Sox.
With the Pinstripes up 9-1 with one on and one out in the top of the seventh, Yankees reliever David Huff induced White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie to hit a pop-up into shallow right-center field. If anyone was going to make a play on the ball, it was going to be Cano. And he did. While extending his glove at the perfect moment, Cano caught the ball then pivoted to his left, threw across his body and doubled off Avisail Garcia at first. At first, it looked like Garcia may have beaten the throw. But recent addition Mark Reynolds made a nice stretch on the one-hop throw to get the Chicago center fielder by a hair. Not too shabby, Mr. Cano. Not too shabby indeed.
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