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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mariners Injury Update: Robinson Cano leaves Japan game after hit by pitch in foot

By on 11/15/2014 06:45:00 AM

UPDATE #2: Cano has a fractured toe on his right foot. See the details here.

UPDATE #1: MLB Network's Paul Severino said during the ninth inning of the broadcast that Robinson Cano left the stadium early for X-rays on his right toes. Cano limped out of the Tokyo Dome before the game ended.

ORIGINAL: Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano took a fastball off his right foot while batting in the top of the seventh inning in Saturday's MLB/Japan All-Star Series Game 3. He walked slowly to first base, and after manager John Farrell and trainers talked to him, he left for pinch runner Jose Altuve.

The injury did not not appear too serious as Cano needed no help walking off the field. The move is more precautionary as's Joey Nowak noted. It was the second pitch of the at bat off Japan's Yuki Nishi.

Missing any action is unusual for Cano, who has played in at least 157 games each year since 2007. That 157 occurred this year. Only a bruised right hand and a tight hamstring kept him from playing every game in 2014.

Cano just completed his first year of a 10-year, $240-million contract he signed with the Mariners last December after playing nine years with the New York Yankees. He has career totals of .310/.358/.499, 218 HR, 904 RBI, and 5.15 average WAR. His power was down in Seattle this year (14 HR), but he still hit .314, drove in 82 runs, and had a WAR of 6.4.

NOTE: Japan used four pitchers in a combined no-hitter against MLB, winning the game 4-0.

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