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Boras: No Cano extension talks until after season

Boras: No Cano extension talks until after season

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Boras: No Cano extension talks until after season
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Robinson Cano and the Yankees will not discuss a potential contract extension until after the 2013 season, agent Scott Boras said on Wednesday.

Cano, 30, will earn $14 million next season, his final year under a pact signed in 2008 that included lucrative club options for 2012 and '13.

"I think the Yankee policy is very clear, that they always walk through the contracts and then address them when they end, as they did with [Derek] Jeter and other players," Boras said. "We just will get him ready to play the season, play out the season and then evaluate things at the end of '13."

It has been suggested that Cano could be in position to seek as much as a 10-year deal at top of the market dollars as an elite second baseman.

Cano batted .313 with a career-high 33 home runs and 94 RBIs in 161 games for the Yankees in 2012, and has collected 1,459 hits through his first eight Major League seasons. Only Joe DiMaggio (1,495) compiled more in his first eight years as a Yankee.

Given his levels of production, Cano figures to have no shortage of possible suitors on the open market -- a fact the Yankees are well aware of and likely a reason he switched representatives to join Boras in February 2011.

Boras said that he has spoken this offseason with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and team president Randy Levine, but not about Cano.

"Obviously, I've had meetings with Cash and Randy during the course of the offseason, and we've been talking about the development of the team," Boras said. "Since Robinson is already signed, there hasn't been any conversation about it."

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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