Robinson Cano 2B SEA 4 days ago

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano is in the lineup Saturday against the Minnesota Twins after missing three games with an abdomen injury, according to ESPN. Cano will be the designated hitter in his return from a Grade 1 abdominal strain suffered during Monday's game against the Arizona Diamonbacks. Ketel Marte will start at second base Saturday for Cano, who the team considered placing on the 15-day disabled list. “Robbie’s stubborn,” Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said after Cano suffered the injury. “His pain tolerance is so high that he actually wanted to play again, but the doctors said we need to get this looked at and make sure there’s nothing going on. If this was the seventh game of the World Series, Robbie could play — and would want to play. But it’s just the right thing to do.” After a slow first half of the season, Cano is hitting .337 with seven home runs and 18 RBI in July.

Robinson Cano 2B SEA 6 days ago

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano will miss the next few games because of a Grade 1 abdominal strain, according to the Seattle Times. Cano, who initially tried to play through the ailment, sat out Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks as a result of the ailment, but manager Lloyd McClendon said the team decided to err on the side of caution. “He actually played with it last night,” McClendon told reporters. “You know, Robbie’s stubborn. His pain tolerance is so high he actually wanted to play again today. But the doctors said we need to get this looked at and make sure that there’s nothing going on. If this was the seventh game of the World Series, Robbie would play and would want to play, but (sitting out Wednesday is) just the right thing to do." Cano is expected to be the designated hitter before he returns to second base.

Robinson Cano 2B SEA 7 days ago

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was held out of the lineup Wednesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks because of an abdominal injury, according to MLB.com. The injury has been identified as a minor abdominal strain and Cano underwent an MRI on Wednesday to confirm the diagnosis. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said the veteran wanted to play through the injury, but he felt that it was appropriate to hold him out. “He was trying to make a play a couple of days ago and he felt it. It's gotten a little worse. Robbie’s stubborn,” McClendon said. “His pain tolerance is so high that he actually wanted to play again, but the doctors said we need to get this looked at and make sure there’s nothing going on. If this was the seventh game of the World Series, Robbie could play — and would want to play. But it’s just the right thing to do."

Robinson Cano 2B SEA 4 weeks ago

Cano went 2-for-6 with a homer and a walk-off RBI single in the Mariners' win over the Tigers on Tuesday night.

The two-hit game Tuesday night marked Cano's fourth multi-hit effort in seven games since the calendar flipped to June. Not surprisingly, his season batting average has jumped from .238 to .253 during that span, and during that time, Cano revealed in an interview that he's been struggling with acid reflux problems throughout the season, which have subsequently limited his ability to eat and sapped his energy.

Robinson Cano 2B SEA 1 month ago

Cano (ankle) is in the lineup Monday against the Tigers, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Cano took a pitch off the ankle Sunday, and while he didn't leave the game, he was likely dealing with considerable swelling. It doesn't look to be serious, however, as he's in the lineup at his usual second base spot.

Robinson Cano 2B SEA 1 month ago

Cano (ankle) said acid reflux has sapped his strength and energy this season, contributing to his struggles at the plate, USA Today reports.

Cano said he caught a "common parasite" last August, which was treated but left him with acid reflux. "Sometimes I play without any strength or energy, but you have to play, give the best of yourself," Cano said. "Some people may say, 'Cano, he's listless.' But (the energy) is not the same." Cano said he sometimes eats only once a day before playing. Diet changes and medication have not helped. Cano, who has hit at least .300 for six consecutive years, is batting .248, and his .642 OPS is nearly 200 points lower than last year.

Robinson Cano 2B SEA 1 month ago

Cano was hit in the ankle by a pitch during the sixth inning of Sunday's game against the A's, Shannon Drayer of 710 AM ESPN Seattle reports.

Cano didn't come out of the game, and he said afterward that he should be fine for Monday's contest against the Tigers. He's finally had some big games over the past few weeks, but there still hasn't been anything resembling a sustained hot streak.

Robinson Cano 2B SEA 1 month ago

Cano went 4-for-5 with a double, a homer, three RBI and two runs Wednesday against the Padres.

Things still aren't on track for Cano -- he'd been 0-for-10 in the last three games entering Wednesday's action -- but he's actually been making quiet progress, homering three times in his last seven games. It doesn't look like this season is a lost cause quite yet.

Robinson Cano 2B SEA 1 month ago

Cano (forehead) is in the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Shannon Drayer of 710 AM ESPN Seattle reports. He'll play second base and bat third.

Cano was removed from Saturday's game in the seventh inning after he was struck in the head by an errant throw while the Angels were warming up. Though the situation appeared quite scary from the outset, Cano avoided a concussion and escaped with merely a welt on his foreahead, which appears to have dissipated overnight. It looks like he'll be good to go for the full game.

Robinson Cano 2B SEA 1 month ago

Cano believes he can play Sunday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

The Mariners team doctor confirmed that Cano could be ready to go on Sunday as well. The large knot on his head from the baseball had become reduced and is barely noticeable, according to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma Times Tribune. Manager Lloyd McClendon also believes Cano should be good to go Sunday.