Updates from Monday, June 2
MLB.com' Greg Johns reports that Cano has returned for Seattle:
#Mariners lineup today at NYY: Jones CF, Saunders RF, Cano 2B, Smoak 1B, Seager 3B, Zunino C, Ackley DH, Chavez LF, Miller SS, Felix P.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) June 2, 2014
Updates from Sunday, June 1
Christian Caple of The Tacoma News Tribune reports Robinson Cano remains out of the Mariners' lineup:
Still no Robinson Cano in the Mariners lineup: DH Chavez, 8 Jones, 9 Saunders, 3 Smoak, 5 Seager, 2 Zunino, 7 Ackley, 6 Miller, 4 Bloomquist— Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) June 1, 2014
Seattle Mariners star Robinson Cano has been listed as day-to-day after suffering a hand contusion, per Adam Lewis of MLB.com:
Lloyd McClendon says Robinson Cano is day-to-day with a hand contusion and reiterated that he isn't feeling well. Cano not in the lineup.— Adam Lewis (@AdamLewisSPNW) May 30, 2014
Bob Dutton of The News Tribune in Tacoma, Washington, reported that Cano should be healed by the weekend:
Hearing Cano injury is minor. Expected to play by end of weekend.— Bob Dutton (@TNT_Mariners) May 30, 2014
Cano: I feel better than I felt yesterday. Maybe tomorrow, but that's up to the manager.— Bob Dutton (@TNT_Mariners) May 31, 2014
Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reported the All-Star second baseman was dealing with pain between his thumb and hand:
Cano has pain in between thumb and hand from getting jammed. He's day to day— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) May 30, 2014
Although Cano struggled out of the gates a bit after signing that massive deal with the Mariners, he's since gotten back on track. His power numbers might be down (2 HR, 31 RBI, .420 SLG), but he's hitting .327, which is tied for second in the American League. Cano's also the only Mariners batter hitting over .300.
Heading into Friday night's games, Seattle sits fourth in the AL West, five-and-a-half games back of the division-leading Oakland Athletics. Cano's absence won't help the Mariners close that gap anytime soon.
He's only day-to-day, though, so his injury shouldn't be a major road block in the team's postseason push.