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Cano's agent meets with Mets to 'explore possibilities'

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NEW YORK -- Jay Z, the new agent for Robinson Cano, had dinner Monday night with top officials of the New York Mets.

Chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and general manager Sandy Alderson were among those at the dinner. The get-together also included sports agent Brodie Van Wagenen, but not Cano.

A five-time all-star second baseman, Cano is a free agent. He is seeking a 10-year contract for more than $300 million from the Yankees. Alderson said last week he doubted the Mets would offer any nine-figure contracts.

"They requested a meeting," Alderson said Tuesday. "We talked generally and that was it. As I said, we were approached. Having said last week that I didn't foresee contracts in the $100 million range for the Mets this season, I think that statement still attains. On the other hand, we are committed to improving the team and we will explore whatever possibilities arise, however remote an eventual outcome."

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 20, 2013 D2

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