As His Numbers Go Up, Cano Moves Up In the Batting Order
By Peter Kerasotis // March 28, 2012
PETER K IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
Published: March 21, 2012
The New York Times
Cano began his career living on the outskirts of the batting order. His rookie season, 2005, he started out hitting ninth. Since then, he has made a steady migration up, to seventh, then to fifth. Now, a week from the season opener, Cano is poised to move into the prime real estate that is batting third.
When it was suggested to him that the No. 3 spot is traditionally reserved for a team’s best hitter, Cano flashed a smile as wide as his plate coverage often is.