Robinson Jos Can Mercedes (born October 22, 1982) is a Dominican baseball player who currently plays as a second baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He made his Major League debut in 2005 with the Yankees, after spending four years in the minor leagues. Can is a four-time All-Star (2006, -) and Silver Slugger Award winner (2006, -). He won a Gold Glove Award (2010) and has been named American League Player of the Month twice (September 2006, April 2010). In 2011, Can won the Home Run Derby. He was a member of the Yankees' 2009 World Series championship team. His father, Jos Can, signed with the Houston Astros in 1980 and pitched in six games for them in 1989. Robinson was named after baseball legend Jackie Robinson. Can grew up in the Dominican Republic, though he lived in New Jersey for three years.
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