Seattle Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto revealed that when Robinson Cano returns from his PED suspension in August, he won’t be the team’s starting second baseman.  He will split time with his replacement, Dee Gordon.


“We have a pretty good idea of what we want to do, but a lot of it is going to be dictated by where we are in the standings,” Dipoto told “As versatile and athletic as Dee is, it’s not that easy to go play center field for a month-and-a-half and then say, ‘Oh, by the way, you’re going to go play second base in the biggest game of your career when you just haven’t been out there.’ It’s going to take some juggling and we’ll have to figure out a way.

“That could allow for a time-share, so to speak, where we keep everybody sharp. But we do know Dee is going to have to play second base as we come down the stretch. Because if we want to be in the postseason — which we do — then we know who our second baseman is going to be. And it’s going to be Dee Gordon.”

Cano is in the 5th year of his $240 million dollar deal and not exactly living up to his massive contract.  It sounds like Robby might have worn out his welcome in Seattle.