The M's signed Robinson Cano's cousin, and his name is Burt Reynolds

Here’s Robinson Cano in Seattle, possibly wondering where Burt Reynolds is. (USATSI)
Here’s Robinson Cano in Seattle, possibly wondering where Burt Reynolds is. (USATSI)

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True confession: This story is pretty much the headline. That is, the Mariners have signed an otherwise forgettable indy-league player to a minor-league contract. That player is, as Baseball America notes, the cousin of Robinson Cano, whom the M's recently signed to a mammoth 10-year, $240-million contract. And that cousin's name is ... Burt Reynolds. 

Reynolds -- Burt Reynolds, mind you -- was originally a 30th-round draft choice by the Nationals in 2006, and then he spent some time in the Rays' system. He's not a prospect (he's 25 and couldn't even muster a .300 OBP in the Canadian-American Association or the Atlantic League), but he is Robinson Cano's cousin, and he is named Burt Reynolds. So there's that.

In conclusion, I'll repeat the headline verbatim: The M's signed Robinson Cano's cousin, and his name is Burt Reynolds.

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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. A member of the BBWAA, He's the author of three books, the most recent being... Full Bio

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