The Seattle Mariners finally received some positive news this morning when it was announced that second baseman Robinson Cano will indeed be heading to the 2017 MLB All-Star Game:
As noted above, this is the eighth time in Robinson Cano’s career that he has been named an All-Star and his third time in four years with the Mariners.
While he hasn’t quite gotten back to his torrid 2016 pace, Cano has been pivotal to whatever success the Mariners have had this year, slashing .279/.335/.489 with 17 home runs, 13 doubles, 27 walks, and just 39 strikeouts over 334 plate appearances.
As much as I would love for the Mariners’ offensive core of Cano, Cruz, and Co. to get a few days off over the All-Star break, I will never frown upon a little national recognition getting thrown Seattle’s way. Cano and Cruz get to hang out in Miami and then we get to watch them hit dingers off of Clayton Kershaw and Stephen Strasburg. It’s a win-win assuming that, you know, if Cruz ever hits a baseball that doesn’t clear the fence he will grab a walking stick and jollily make his way over to first base instead of even attempting to run.
If you want to catch the duo in the 2017 MLB All-Star Game, you can tune in on Tuesday, July 11 at 7:30 PM ET on FOX.