Robinson Canó, Diablos Rojos del México
Robinson Canó signed for the Mexican ball club just a few months ago; he spend the previous season playing at his native Dominican Republic Via @DiablosRojosMX on X/Twitter

SEATTLE - Some things never change. For Robinson Canó, a former New York Yankee and MLB veteran, connecting a home run against his former team is nothing new. Just a few weeks after signing a contract with Mexico's Diablos Rojos, Canó had the opportunity to face his former team after the two agreed to an exhibition series in Mexico City.

The Dominican did not disappoint, as more than 20,000 fans watched one of the best second basemen in the history of baseball go 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI's to help the Diablos Rojos to a 4-3 win over New York.

As mentioned, this is not the first time Canó connects a home run against the team he played for in nine of his 17 years at the majors. Canó had previously connected 5 homers against a former team, four as a Mariner and the last one coming when he was part of the New York Mets. Yesterday's HR was his sixth against the Bronx Bombers with three different teams.

"All I want is to win. I'm not concerned about personal statistics," Canó said. "It felt good to hit the homer because of the fans, they gave an extra energy. As a player I like to play in big moments and to play for something," he added.

A winner through and through, Canó's talents make him one of the best second basemen to ever play the game. In nine seasons with New York, the Dominican earned five selections to the All-Star game and was part of the Yankee's last World Series title in 2009. Out of his 335 homers in Major League Baseball, 204 came with the pinstripes down his chest.

After nine years with the Yankees, Canó signed with the Seattle Mariners, where he earned a further three selections to the All-Star game. A two-time Golden Glove and five-time Silver Slugger winner, Canó still holds the record for most home runs by a second baseman in the history of the American League, as he connected a total of 266 HR during his time at the majors.

Just like the old days, Canó had a prolific game against the Yankees, landing a single and a double before hitting a deep homer in right field during the fourth inning.

Canó is playing for the first time in his career in the Mexican league, after spending the previous season in the Dominican Republic. He is one of 11 Dominican players in MLB history with at least 300 homers and 2,000 hits.

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