Mariners, Robinson Cano make contract official

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Robinson Cano's 10-year, $240-million contract with the Mariners can now be called "officially official." 

As for the details, our own Jon Heyman tweets that Cano will make $24 million in each of the 10 seasons of the deal, which, obviously, means there's no back-loading. The deal also includes a full no-trade clause.

Heyman puts all that in context:

Cano will be in Seattle Thursday night to be formally introduced as a Mariner. 

In advance of that ... 

Cano, 31, is a career .309/.355/.504 hitter, which is outstanding production for an up-the-middle defender. As well, he's improved greatly with the glove to that point that he's now a defensive asset at second base, and he's also not burdened by severe platoon issues at the plate. He's also one of the most durable players in baseball: since 2007, Cano has averaged 160 games played per season.

As for the forthcoming optics of Cano-as-Mariner, they'll probably go a little something like this ... 

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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