Robinson Cano, star second baseman of the New York Yankees, used Twitter on Tuesday to let his fans know that he was becoming a U.S. citizen.
Very proud day for me, I just became a US citizen, God bless America! say.ly/WIy4zC7
— Robinson Cano (@RobinsonCano) November 13, 2012
Cano also sent out another picture and tweeted, “This is me while being sworn in.”
Fan Luis Lopez wrote to him in Spanish saying, “Congratulations brother, now you can fly super easily. I hope you’re well.”
Monir Salum, clearly a Yankees fan, wrote, “So you are twice lucky, you are an American now and you are a Yankee also, good man!!!”
A native of San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic, Cano started playing in the Yankees’ farm system in 2001. He was called up in 2005 and has been a powerful force in the Yankees’ lineup ever since.
There is some question as to whether the Yankees will give Cano the new long-term contract he desires, but there is no question that Cano is something he wasn’t just yesterday: An American citizen.