Tonight, the YES Network will air “Getting to Know Cano,” a special look at Robinson Cano’s offseason at his home in the Dominican Republic. There are some previews the segment already online, including an interview with Francisco Cervelli, who’s been training with Cano this winter.
“I think for me, he’s one of the best players in the Major Leagues right now,” Cervelli said. “We want to do something similar, and the good thing is, he wants to teach you. He wants to give you what he’s got.”
The Cano show airs tonight at 7 p.m. ET on YES. It’s Jack Curry, Cano and the DR. What’s not to like?
Two other notes from the YES Network’s preview interviews online…
• Cervelli says he’s reworked his swing this winter, and he’s looking forward to some heavy competition this spring. It’s easy to knock Cervelli’s offensive ability — and believe me, I’ve questioned it plenty — but he’s shown flashes of hitting at the big league level, certainly enough to be a backup. “I feel great,” Cervelli said. “My body’s good. I’ve been swinging so good. I’ve got something different right now, but I have to keep doing that every day because I want to make everything like a habit.”
• Eduardo Nunez has been driving an hour and a half to workout with Cano, and says he’s prepared to transition from everyday minor leaguer to role player at the big league level. “We have to make an adjustment (to) play every one week, two weeks,” Nunez said. “We’re working. We can do it.”