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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mariners Injury Update: Robinson Cano fractures toe in Japan Series

By on 11/15/2014 11:30:00 AM

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano suffered a fractured toe in Saturday's MLB/Japan All Star Series Game 3 when he took a pitch while batting in the seventh inning. Cano left for X-rays before the game ended, and the tests confirmed a non-displaced fracture says Anthony DiComo of Cano will miss the rest of the series.

Cano took a fastball from Japan's Yuki Nishi on the second pitch of the at bat. As the video shows, Cano took a long time to walk to first base, and after a visit from manager John Farrell, he left for pinch runner Jose Altuve. Cano left the Tokyo Dome before the game ended to get the X-rays. Altuve will play second base for the remainder of the series.

DiComo says that "neither Major League Baseball nor the Mariners have confirmed the extent of Cano's injury," but Cano should resume offseason workouts in three to four weeks.

Cano downplayed the injury when he heard the X-ray results. Said Cano,
"It's part of the game, getting hurt. I'll be fine."
The two teams will play again Sunday and Tuesday. The MLB team will then play one final exhibition game Thursday with Samurai Japan before returning home for the rest of the offseason. MLB won the exhibition game with a Hanshin/Yomiuri combination last Tuesday, but Japan has won each of the first three games of the All-Star Series.

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

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