Robinson Cano back in Mariners' lineup after being hit by throw

Sunday June 28th, 2015

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was back in the team’s lineup on Sunday, one day after he was hit in the head by an errant warmup throw and forced out of the game.

Cano was batting third and playing second as usual for the Mariners’ weekend series finale against the Los Angeles Angeles in Anaheim. He ended up going 0 for 3 with a walk in the Mariners' 3–2 10-inning loss.

During Saturday’s game, Cano was seated in the Mariners’ dugout against the railing before the bottom of the seventh inning. The Angels were warming up on the field when the ball, which appeared to have been overthrown toward the Mariners’ dugout on the first base side, struck Cano in the head.

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Cano was reportedly “shaky” after the incident, but went through Major League Baseball’s concussion protocol and was cleared. He was diagnosed with a contusion and listed as day-to-day.

Before exiting Saturday's game, Cano was 0 for 3. He was batting .244 this season with four home runs and 24 RBIs.

The Angels won the game 4–2. The Mariners won Friday’s series opener 3–1.

Mike Fiammetta


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