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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees' Robinson Cano looks toward the dugout during the eighth inning of the Yankees' 8-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game in New York. Representatives for  the free-agent met Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, with the Yankees, and the gap between the sides remains wide, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.  The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. The person adds the sides may meet again Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
Photo by: Kathy Willens
FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees' Robinson Cano looks toward the dugout during the eighth inning of the Yankees' 8-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game in New York. Representatives for the free-agent met Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, with the Yankees, and the gap between the sides remains wide, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. The person adds the sides may meet again Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

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