Citizen Canó


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2012 is turning out to be a banner year for New York Yankee star Robinson Canó, who recently became a U.S. citizen. The 30-year-old second baseman, who grew up in the Dominican Republic but lived in New Jersey for three years during
his middle school years tweeted, “Very proud day for me, I just became a US citizen, God bless America!”
He also came in fourth in the American League MVP vote this year, and picked up a Golden
Glove as well.  Besides living in American as a youth, Canó is named after a true American hero;
his father named him after Jackie Robinson because he admired how that Robinson broke
baseball’s color line.The new citizen is going to be able to afford the American Dream, as bigger riches are coming his
way.  The Yankees picked up his $15 million option for 2013, after which he will hit the free
agent market.
While Canó, who is from San Pedro de Macoris, is obviously proud to be an American, he
continues to keep close ties to his roots in the Dominican Republic by playing for his hometown
team, the Estrellas Orientales, in the Dominican Winter Baseball league.  San Pedro, incidentally,
is where the DRSEA will initially open its doors.
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