Robinson Cano could play his last game in pinstripes at The Stadium on Thursday.

“Who knows?” Cano said before the Yankees’ 8-3 playoff-dream stopping defeat to the Rays at the Stadium. “I don’t know what’s going to happen.”

Asked if he could envision himself in another uniform Cano laughed.

“Man it’s hard” Cano said. “But at the same time it’s a business. I’ve got to make decision for me and family. I’ll just wait for the day.”

So will the Yankees.

After their season ends Sunday Cano will enter the offseason as the highest-profile free agent on the market. Though Cano has refused to look too far ahead throughout this season he acknowledged the thought of his days as a Yankee possibly winding down with this disappointing season has crossed his mind.

“I always play this game like it’s going to be my last day” Cano said. “This year has been a joy to be here and I’m going to enjoy the last day being with all these guys. But no one says I’m leaving no one says I’m staying. I [didn’t] decide anything yet. I’ll see what happens after the World Series.”

A World Series the Yankees barring something crazy won’t be involved in.

With all of the uncertainty facing the Yankees going forward with the loss of Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte to retirement and the free-agent status of Curtis Granderson Cano could decide he has a better chance of winning elsewhere.

Cano sounded confident the organization would find a way to acquire new high-profile players even with ownership’s desire to get payroll under the $189 million tax threshold next season.

“This is a team that’s always had a lot of superstars and future Hall of Famers” Cano said. “I know [Derek] Jeter and [Alex Rodriguez] have three or four years left” said Cano clearly being optimistic. “They always find a way to get a good guy to get this team to win.”

He pointed to the offseason after the last time the Yankees missed the playoffs following the 2008 season.

“We got CC [Sabathia] A.J. [Burnett] and [Mark Teixeira] going into ’09 and we won a championship” Cano said. “They do whatever it takes. They always get the right pieces to help the team win.”