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Robinson Cano in today’s lineup after X-rays come back negative on hand

Sep 29, 2012, 10:03 AM EDT

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UPDATE: Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News reports that Cano is in today’s lineup against the Blue Jays, playing second base and batting cleanup.

9:31 AM: Nothing official from the team yet, but Meredith Marakovits of YES Network hears that X-rays were negative on Cano’s hand. However, it’s not clear whether he will play today.

9:30 AM: Scary moment for the Bombers last night, as Robinson Cano was hit in the left hand with a pitch during the sixth inning. He stayed in the game and even had an RBI single in the eighth inning, which is a pretty promising sign, but Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that he was sent to a Toronto hospital after the game for X-rays.

Cano actually underwent a fluoroscope exam at Rogers Centre, but it came back inconclusive. Yankees manager Joe Girardi is optimistic that it’s nothing serious, but they just want to rule out the possibility of a fracture. Test results are expected to be available this morning.

Cano went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored last night and is hitting .301/.371/.526 with 30 home runs, 83 RBI and an .897 OPS in 156 games played this year.

  1. randygnyc - Sep 29, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Gulp!! I was worried all night. He can deal with soreness. Thank God it’s not worse.

    • ptfu - Sep 29, 2012 at 11:17 AM

      Agreed–I am glad Cano was not seriously hurt. He might be the most indispensable Yankee over the next week. They can NOT afford him missing even one game at this point, not with the O’s nipping at their heels. Even soreness could be a problem if it disrupts his hitting. That’s the way of things when there’s no margin for error (pun somewhat intended).

  2. qacm - Sep 29, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    During last night’s radio pre-game show, Yankees announcer Suzyn Waldman said that Robinson Cano “has really had a down year.”

    Um, WTF? Cano’s WAR is currently the 2nd highest of his career. I was dumbfounded to hear her say that.

    • bronxbomber213 - Sep 29, 2012 at 12:16 PM

      Maybe she just thinks it’s a little ridiculous that a guy with the purest stroke it the game is struggling to stay at .300 when he should easily hit .325 every year! Or maybe it’s that despite hitting in the 3 or 4 slot all year he won’t even crack 100 rbis!!! No excuse for that at all….consider this…

      Cano…82 RBI, 600 at bats. 
      Miguel Montero…88 RBI, 472 at bats. (6 more RBI, 128 less at bats) 
      Jason Kubel…90 RBI, 499 at bats. (8 more RBI, 101 less at bats)  
      Freddie Freeman…93 RBI, 520 at bats. (11 more RBI, 80 less at bats)  
      Buster Posey…100 RBI, 514 at bats (18 more RBI, 86 less at bats)

      He’ll for the first month Chris Stuart had more rbis than him! Don’t get me wrong he’s a good
      Player but he doesn’t seem like he gives a shit at times and comes off as a lazy kid who got
      By on talent

  3. pisano - Sep 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Of all the position players on the Yankees this is the one guy you can’t have out of the line-up. He is underrated defensively, and needless to say he’s great with the bat. They dodged a bullet on this one.

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