Cano goes to Seattle, Beltran to Bronx
The Seattle Mariners shook up baseball’s free-agent market by reaching a rich deal with Robinson Cano on Friday, while Carlos Beltran, Curtis Granderson and other big names also found new homes.
Scott Feldman and Nate McLouth also made moves, but Boston slugger Mike Napoli and New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda decided to stay put.
The Yankees kept up their dizzying offseason makeover, with All-Stars coming and going - Beltran joined while Granderson left.
The Mariners made the kind of splash they’ve wanted for nearly a decade, reaching an agreement with Cano and his agent, Jay-Z, it was reported on Friday.
ESPN reported earlier in the day that the contract was worth $240 million over 10 years.
The agreement was pending a satisfactory physical examination that has not yet been scheduled.
The 31-year-old Cano had spent his entire career with the Yankees and was a five-time American League All-Star.
He hit .314 with 27 homers and 107 RBIs last season.
The Yankees offered their second baseman $175 million over seven years.
Cano goes from an East Coast team that has missed the playoffs only twice in 19 years to a West Coast club that hasn’t been in the postseason since 2001.
The 36-year-old Beltran is an eight-time All-Star and one of the best postseason players in Major League Baseball.
He hit .296 with 24 homers and 84 RBIs for St. Louis this year, adding two homers and 15 RBIs in October while making his first World Series appearance.
Granderson is moving across town to join the Mets.
The outfielder agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal.
The three-time All-Star, who will turn 33 in spring training, hit .229 with seven homers and 15 RBIs this year, when wrist and hand injuries limited him to playing in only 61 games.
He slugged more than 40 home runs in each of the previous two seasons. AP