Updates from Monday, Aug. 25
Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reported on Robinson Cano's return to the lineup:
#Mariners vs. Tex RHP Mikolas: Jackson 8, Ackley 7, Cano 4, Morales DH, Seager 5. Morrison 3, Zunino 2, Chavez 9, Taylor 6 and Elias. 1.— Bob Dutton (@TNT_Mariners) August 25, 2014
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:
Cano left the game due to dizziness. Is being examined by doctor.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) August 24, 2014
After the Mariners' 8-6 win over the Red Sox, Cano talked about his status via Shannon Drayer of 710 AM in Seattle:
Cano himself says he feels better. Thinks it is just a flu bug.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) August 24, 2014
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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