Robinson Cano gets booed, strikes out in first at-bat back at Yankee Stadium

It wasn't a packed house inside Yankee Stadium at first pitch Tuesday night for Robinson Cano's return to the Bronx. The cold and rain kept fans away, but the ones who were there welcomed back Cano exactly as you'd expect.

The former Yankee — who jetted for 240 million of the Seattle Mariners' dollars — was playing as a visitor in New York for the first time. As was fully expected, Cano heard a good amount of boos from the Yankee faithful. Some fans cheered Cano and brought signs supporting him. But the boos drowned out the cheers.

Like a guy who knew exactly what he was getting himself into, Cano smiled as the strolled to the plate in the top of the first inning and the boos rained down. He gestured respectfully to the Yankees dugout before stepping in the batter's box.

Four pitches later, Cano did get a big ovation. He struck out swinging against ex-teammate C.C. Sabathia. 

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