Early in Sunday's game between the Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers, Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was forced to exit the contest after being hit in the hand. He was hit by a pitch from Detroit starter Blaine Hardy in the third inning and left the game.
The Mariners announced that Cano has a fractured fifth metacarpal.
Cano, an eight-time All-Star, has hit.287 with four home runs and 23 RBIs so far this season.
According to TJ Cotterill of The Tacoma News Tribune, Cano unleashed an audible yell when he was hit in the back of the hand and made no effort to convince trainers to let him stay in the game. "It's kind of the same feeling when I broke my pinkie toe in Japan (during an offseason tour in 2015)". Everyone knows what he means to this team, and hes down right now, but we have other guys who can step up..
Mariners: Cano hasn't missed a game this season and hasn't played in fewer than 150 in any of the last 11 years. He went on the 10-day disabled list in May 2017 due to a strained right quad muscle. He hit a three-run homer in Seattle's win Saturday night.
Robinson Cano chased Fulmer from the game in the fifth when he hit a 3-run home run to make it 6-2 Seattle.