Yankees give Cano Posada’s locker, bigger leadership role

For the Yankees, locker placement is meaningful. Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez have two of the more prominent lockers in the room and for a long time Jorge Posada was said to have an important spot too right in front of the no access door essentially serving a a fence between the media and where the Yankees can go and relax.

That locker now belongs to Robinson Cano.

“Being in Posada’s locker, it’s an honor,” Cano told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. “He was here for a long time — one of the best catchers in Yankee history.”

“I’ve got to make him proud, to be in his locker,” Cano said.

This is a clear sign of what Cano’s role on the team is expected to be now a days. He is no longer one of the younger guard on the team at 29-years-old. He is expected to be a free agent after the 2013 season, but everyone fully expects the Yankees to make a large offer to him to keep him in Pinstripes. The Core Four is no longer in tact, but players like Cano are expected to carry on that great tradition.

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