Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/14/12

Despite a nightmare postseason, Robinson Cano has reason to celebrate. Just four days after winning the Silver Slugger Award for his production at the plate, the Yankees second baseman officially became a U.S. Citizen on Tuesday morning and tweeted pictures as he was sworn in. “Very proud day for me,” Cano tweeted. “I just became a US citizen, God bless America!” A native of San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic, Cano started playing in the Yankees’ farm system in 2001. By 2005, he managed to receive a major league promotion and went on to become a staple in the Yankees’ lineup. Through eight seasons with the Yankees, Cano has hammered 177 home runs and 715 RBIs. This past season, he carried New York on offense, delivering a career-high 33 homers to go along with 94 RBIs and a .313 batting average. Photo via Twitter @RobinsonCano Photo via Twitter @RobinsonCano

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