8-Time All-Star Signs To Play in Mexico at Age 41

He was a regular contender for the American League MVP Award for several years, and was an eight-time All-Star. But his career had a disastrous conclusion two years ago, and now Robinson Canó has decided to return to play baseball in his age-41 season, in the Mexican League.

""The legend arrived in the capital of baseball, impeccable hitter, tireless defender. This player needs no introduction. Welcome to your new home Robinson Canó," wrote the Red Devils (Los Diablos Rojos) of the Mexican Baseball League in their flash social media post announcing his arrival. 

In addition to all those major league All-Star selections and MVP votes, Cano's career was also marked by two drug suspensions, his first for 80 games in 2018, and then his second offense cost him the entire 2021 season. 

In nine seasons with the New York Yankees to start his career, he won two gold gloves at second base and five silver sluggers. Overall, in 17 MLB seasons, he finished with a .301 average, with 335 home runs and 1,306 RBIs , playing with the Yankees , Seattle Mariners , New York Mets , Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres, between 2005 and 2022.

The Dominican slugger did not play organized ball last year, but is not ready to hang up the cleats just yet. His Red Devils team will take on the Yankees in a two-game exhibition set later this month in Mexico City. 

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