Robinson Cano left in the first inning after taking this pitch from Matt Harvey off of his knee.

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano hobbled off the field soon after being hit on the right leg by a pitch from Mets ace Matt Harvey in the first inning of the All-Star game Tuesday night.

X-rays were negative and a trainer told FOX it was a minor quadriceps injury.

Cano was hit by a 96 mph fastball, but went to first base after being checked out by the trainers. Following a strikeout by Miguel Cabrera, Cano limped slowly across the infield in his shiny shoes. He was taken into the clubhouse to be examined by a doctor.

"I tried to go in. That sometimes happens," Harvey told FOX after he finished two innings. "I feel terrible. My apologies definitely go out to him."

Boston's Dustin Pedroia pinch ran for Cano and remained in the game.

Cano, one of the few Yankees stars who remained healthy through the first half of the season, leads the team with 21 homers and 65 RBIs.

He was 1 for 4 with a strikeout against Harvey on May 28.

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