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Don't ya know? Cano thriving at No. 5

Robinson Cano won't make you forget Joe DiMaggio. But Hideki Matsui? Absolutely.

Updated: June 3, 2010, 10:36 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Robinson Cano has a long way to go to make anyone forget Joe DiMaggio. But that's OK. Right now, he and the Yankees will settle for making us forget about Hideki Matsui.

Remember when all the preseason talk centering around whether or not Cano, one of the game's great talents as well as one of its notorious free swingers, could possibly fill the huge hole left in the Yankees lineup by the departure of their previous No. 5 hitter, who also happened to be the World Series MVP?

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