Robinson Cano injury: Yankees star exits after being hit by pitch

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Cano is day-to-day with a wrist contusion after being hit just below the pinky finger.

Star New York Yankees second baseman and soon-to-be free agent Robinson Cano left Tuesday night's game against the Blue Jays after being struck in the wrist by a pitch.

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Cano, a left-hander, began to swing at a J.A. Happ offering that came in high and inside. The ball went under his right wrist, but hit his left squarely on the wrist below the pinky finger.


A trainer came out to examine Cano, and it was eventually decided that Cano would be allowed to stay in the game to run the bases. He would score on a home run by Alfonso Soriano later in the inning. However, Cano was taken out of the game before the Yankees took the field on defense. Eduardo Nunez replaced him at second base.

X-rays on Cano's wrist came back negative, and for now he is listed as day-to-day with a wrist contusion. If the bruise worsens, it could spell a stint on the disabled list, however.

Cano has seen action in all 132 games the Yankees have played in 2013. However, it looks like that streak may be in danger. He was named to his fourth consecutive All-Star team earlier this season and is hitting .305/384/.506 with 24 home runs.

Cano, 30, will be a free agent for the first time at the end of the year. As arguably the best second baseman in all of the MLB, he figures to see a big payday.

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