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Robinson Cano tells El Dia he never asked for $300 million

Dominican Republic baseball players, from left, Robinson Cano,

Dominican Republic baseball players, from left, Robinson Cano, Hanley Ramirez and Jose Reyes ride atop a truck during the 2013 World Baseball Classic victory celebration in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (Nov. 28, 2013) (Credit: AP)

Yankees free-agent second baseman Robinson Cano told a newspaper in the Dominican Republic on Thursday that he never asked for $300 million from the Yankees or any other team.

"No one has heard that from my mouth and never will listen, if you're going to talk about anything other than contract," Cano said (via Google Translation from the El Dia report).

A number of source-based reports this offseason indicated that Cano's new agents, Roc Nation Sports (headed up by rapper Jay Z), sought a 10-year deal worth in excess of $300 million.

Cano is considered the top available player on the free-agent market this offseason.

Cano was in the Dominican Republic to celebrate the country's win in the World Baseball Classic last March.

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