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Robinson Cano gets beaned in helmet, leaves game

May 11, 2011, 10:18 PM EDT

Robinson Cano AP

The Yankees got a big scare on Wednesday night when second baseman Robinson Cano was beaned in the helmet in the fifth inning by a pitch delivered from Royals reliever Nathan Adcock.

Cano sat on the batter’s box dirt for a few minutes as manager Joe Girardi and team trainer Steve Donohue rushed out to check on him. He didn’t look to be in much pain and even cracked a few grins, but the Yankees decided to pull him from the contest anyway for precautionary reasons.

Backup infielder Eduardo Nunez entered as a pinch-runner and will finish out the game at second base.

Cano will likely be tested for a concussion tonight and then again Thursday morning. The Yankees finish up their three-game series with the Royals on Thursday evening then welcome the Red Sox to town for a weekend series on Friday. It’s not yet known if Cano will need to miss any time.

  1. phukyouk - May 11, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    “Nathan Adcock”

  2. Senor Cardgage - May 12, 2011 at 3:09 AM

    If you’re gonna link to something, link to the video on, not to a third-party article that barely covers the facts already stated in the blog entry.

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