Robinson José Canó Mercedes (Spanish pronunciation: ; born October 22, 1982) is a Dominican baseball player who currently plays as a second baseman for the New York Yankees.
His father, José Canó, signed with the Houston Astros in 1980, and pitched in six games for the Astros in 1989. Robinson was named after baseball legend Jackie Robinson.
Canó grew up in the Dominican Republic though he lived in New Jersey for three years. He spent seventh, eighth and ninth grades in the Newark school system, attending Barringer High School for one year. When his family moved back to the Dominican Republic, Canó attended San Pedro Apostol High School in San Pedro de Macoris, where he played for the school's baseball and basketball teams. In the Dominican Winter Baseball League he plays for his hometown team Estrellas Orientales.