The New York Yankees, a professional baseball team, are allegedly to carry on negotiations for a long-term contract with Robinson Cano. A potential deal may be worth about $30 million over four years.
This deal will take the second baseman in Major League Baseball, Cano, through his arbitration years.
After a slow start to the 2007 season which saw him hit a meager .249 through May 29th, Cano found his stroke batting .385 in the month of July with 6 HR and 24 RBI to raise his season average to .300 by the end of the month. He finished 2007 6th in the league in games (160), 9th in triples (7), and 10th in hits (189), doubles (41), and at bats (670). He was the only batter in the top 10 in doubles in the AL in both 2006 and 2007.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969