It seems the injury plagued New York Yankees have a revolving door within their locker room.
One day after Derek Jeter’s return to the Yankee lineup in Toronto against the Blue Jays; Robinson Cano exits the game in the first inning on Tuesday night, August 27, after being hit in the hand while batting. Although Robinson Cano stayed in the game for at least one more batter—which ended up being a three run home run by Alfonso Soriano—he did not enter the field to play second base, instead being replaced by Eduard Nunez.
Cano was hit by a 90 m.p.h fastball on a 0-2 pitch and seemed to be in immediate pain from the impact. Manager Joe Girardi and the trainer rushed onto the field to tend to Cano.
The team had announced that Cano was sent to the hospital for X-rays and was later revealed that the results were negative. Cano was later pronounced as day to day by the team.
If the New York Yankees wish to make the playoffs and cap off an up and down season, they will need a full bill of health from all of their big name, big money players.