Yankees made “a significant offer” to Robinson Cano

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Three weeks ago owner Hal Steinbrenner revealed that the Yankees and Robinson Cano had some discussions about a long-term contract extension and today general manager Brian Cashman told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com that “a significant offer” has been made to the second baseman.

Cashman didn’t disclose any further details and it’s probably worth noting that, say, $75 million would certainly qualify as “a significant offer” without really having any chance of getting Cano locked up long term.

So basically all we know is that the two sides are deep enough into discussions that dollar figures are actually being put on the table. And that’s a change from three weeks ago, if nothing else.

Yankees sign Adam Lind to a minor league deal. Again.

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The Yankees signed Adam Lind to a minor league deal this past offseason. Then they released him during spring training. Now they have signed him to another minor league deal. He’ll report to extended spring training where he’ll now try not to get extended released.

Lind is a platoon guy with little defensive value, but he hit .303/.362/.513 with 14 home runs and 59 RBI in 301 plate appearances for the Nationals last season, serving as a pinch-hitter and backup first baseman and outfielder. The injury to Greg Bird and the impending suspension of Tyler Austin — he’s currently on appeal — will likely give him at least some opportunity to show that he’s still a big leaguer.

Which, yeah, he probably still is. Or at least would be if teams didn’t have 13 and 14-man pitching staffs and actually had room for a couple of bench position players. Such is not the current game of baseball, however.