The Yankees also did not allow him to play for the Dominicans in the WBC.
Also, Melky Cabrera was told he wasn't going to be playing for the Dominicans and Mariano Rivera was asked not to play for Panama.
The Yankees are their employers as you stated and they don't want them getting hurt in those exhibition leagues. I didn't completely and still don't completely agree but they are playing them alot of money.
Honestly though, Cano should be resting his calf. He did play in the most games he's ever played this season (157) regular season games not counting Spring Training or the Playoffs. I wouldn't want him to come into next season tired from all the action.
Last edited by TonyStarks; 12-28-2007 at 06:09 AM.
"After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, 'Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?' I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that - Mr. Gehrig is terribly underpaid."- Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio