Robinson Cano exits Yankees game after getting hit in the hand by a pitch, but X-rays are negative

Mike Oz
Big League Stew

This is why the New York Yankees can't have nice things. It was just 24 hours ago that we were talking about how they were the closest to full-strength that we've seen this season.

Derek Jeter was back, playing alongside A-Rod for the first time this season. Curtis Granderson was healthy too, joining Robinson Cano and the red-hot Alfonso Soriano. Things, finally, were taking shape for the Yanks.

Not so fast.

The Yankees got a scare Tuesday when Robinson Cano was plunked by a pitch in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays. J.A. Happ hit Cano in the hand, which caused the star second baseman to leave the game. We haven't heard yet how Cano is, and whether this will add the injury-plagued year the Yankees have had in 2013.

UPDATE: Good news for the Yankees. According to's Bryan Hoch, X-rays on Cano were negative. He's day-to-day with a contusion.

As Yankee fans probably know all too well, it was Happ who hit Curtis Granderson in the forearm in spring training, causing him to miss 10 weeks. It was a very similar scene.

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