Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano, deciding his face needed a rest, arrived for Thursday’s game against Kansas City with a clean-shaven look.
“This is the longest I’ve had my beard,” he said. “I’ve had it for five or six months. So I wanted to let my face rest a little.”
Cano said he typically grew a beard in the off-season but would go clean-shaven during the season during his 13 years in the Yankees’ organization in accordance with franchise rules.
The Mariners have no such restriction.
How long will Cano remain clean-shaven?
“I don’t know,” he said. “Maybe I’ll let it grow right away.”
Asked if a three-hit night might affect his thinking, Cano feigned outrage, saying: “Three hits? C’mon! I’ve got to hit a couple of homers (for it to matter). Really, I just want to rest my face a little bit.”