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X-rays were negative, so Robinson Cano plans to play Friday

Sep 15, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

New York Yankees Robinson Cano walks off the field as the Chicago White Sox celebrate after Brent Lillibridge made a diving catch to win in New York

Shortly before losing to the Mariners on an extra-inning walk-off homer by Luis Rodriguez last night the Yankees nearly lost Robinson Cano when he was hit on the foot by a 95-mph pitch.

Cano remained in the game and hobbled to first base, and afterward underwent X-rays that came back negative.

Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York writes that Cano “hobbled around the Yankees’ clubhouse, looking like Willis Reed in 1970,” but the second baseman seemed confident that he’d be in the lineup Friday.

Today’s off day comes at a good time for Cano, who’s missed just one game all season while hitting .305 with 26 homers and an .880 OPS. Dating back to 2007 he’s played 787 of a possible 796 games, which is the third-most in baseball behind only Prince Fielder (790) and Adrian Gonzalez (788).

  1. presidentmiraflores - Sep 15, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Utley wouldn’t have hobbled like a pansy. a leg amputation couldn’t stop Chase Cameron Utley from jogging to 1st like the champion he is! he is a god among men and Canoe would be honored to lace his cleats for him. 2011 is the year of the phillies!

    • funkygoorilla - Sep 15, 2011 at 11:30 AM

      The Phillies buy all their championships!

    • jimbo1949 - Sep 15, 2011 at 12:02 PM

      The same Chase Cameron Utley that’s played 201 of 308 possible games in 2010-11?

  2. Old Gator - Sep 15, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Not that one should ever ask this about a professional athlete whose name isn’t R. A. Dickey, but what did they actually x-ray that came back with nothing on it?

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