Dodgers Owner Says Team Won’t Pursue Cano

Yankees_Robinson_Cano_2013ATLANTA — Los Angeles Dodgers owner Magic Johnson wants to build a dynasty like the New York Yankees, but divulged Thursday they won’t be trying to steal the Yankees’ biggest star to help make it happen: free agent second baseman Robinson Cano.

“I can’t talk about the other guy,” Johnson said, “but you already know that guy in New York is going to be paid. Not by us. But he’s going to get paid.”

The Dodgers, who have a National League record $234 million payroll, instead will focus their attention on re-signing ace Clayton Kershaw, who started Game 1 of their National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves.

Source: Bob Nightengale,