Updates from Monday, Aug. 25
Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reported on Robinson Cano's return to the lineup:
The Seattle Mariners need the entire team healthy if they want to lock up a playoff spot, especially second baseman Robinson Cano.
Unfortunately, the 31-year-old veteran was forced to leave his team's recent game against the Boston Red Sox due to dizziness, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com:
After the Mariners' 8-6 win over the Red Sox, Cano talked about his status via Shannon Drayer of 710 AM in Seattle:
Cano has had an impressive first year with the Mariners, with a .326 batting average to rank second in the majors behind the Astros' Jose Altuve. While he has not shown the power he flashed with the New York Yankees, his overall performance has helped the team transform from one of the worst in the league to one of the best.
Seattle is in third place in the American League West behind the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels, but the squad is currently in position to earn the second wild-card spot.
Still, an extended absence to Cano could hurt the team's chances to contend, especially with a lineup that has been inconsistent throughout the season.
Brad Miller replaced Cano at second base for the Mariners against Boston.
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