After a report in The New York Daily News suggested that Robinson Cano is unhappy and wants out of Seattle, Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto refuted the notion.
Dipoto said the situation is "quite the opposite" after speaking with one of Cano's agents.
The recently-hired executive said Brodie Van Wagenen called him Monday morning after the newspaper reported that one of Cano's longtime friends said the player was displeased with the change in Seattle and would "love to find his way back to New York" if possible.
Cano has eight years and $192 million remaining on the 10-year, $240 million contract he signed after leaving the Yankees in free agency.
"He reached out to let me know that did not come from Robbie and that's not at all reflective of how he felt," Dipoto said. "Shortly after the season ended, I sat down with Robinson in my office for two hours and we had a great talk and I think we left with a very clear understanding of who one another might be.
"Since the season ended, we've had a couple phone conversations and texted back and forth on a couple occasions. I don't have any reason to believe he has a problem. He has not expressed that to me. As we're moving forward, we believe he's going to have a strong season as our second baseman."