Mariners' Robinson Cano Hits 400th Double of Career

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffAugust 4, 2014

Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano, right,  watches his ball after hitting an RBI-double off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach McAllister in the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Cleveland. Chris Taylor scored on the play. Indians catcher Yan Gomes watches (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano hit his 400th career double in Thursday's game against the Cleveland Indians, per the Mariners' official Twitter feed.

The double, a shot to left field off of Indians starter Zach McAllister, was Cano's 25th of the 2014 season, his first year with Seattle.

He signed with the Mariners as a free agent this past offseason after spending the first nine years of his MLB career with the New York Yankees.

The six-time All-Star has a career .311 batting average, but he got off to a slow start in Seattle, hitting only .254 through April 19. From April 20 through the end of May, Cano posted a .362 batting average, albeit with just one home run over a span of 150 plate appearances. His batting average crossed above the .300 mark May 12 and has only fallen below once since that time—for two innings in a May 16 game against the Twins.

Though his power has been surprisingly absent this season, Cano—who has just eight home runs this year—has been a model of consistency throughout his career. He played in more than 120 games in each of his nine seasons for the Yankees, with a batting average above .300 in seven of the nine campaigns. He reached 150 hits, 30 doubles and double-digit home runs in all nine campaigns.

Despite parting ways with the franchise at the age of 31, Cano amassed 1,649 hits as a Yankee, which is good for 15th on the all-time franchise hits list. His 375 doubles put him eighth on the Yankees franchise list in that category. Former teammate and longtime double-play partner Derek Jeter is the Bronx Bombers' all-time leader in both hits and doubles.


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