Jul 16, 2013; Flushing, NY, USA; American League infielder Robinson Cano (24) of the New York Yankees walks back to the dugout after being removed for a pinch runner in the first inning in the 2013 All Star Game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Robinson Cano Leaves All-Star Game After Being Hit By Pitch


The Yankees’ Robinson Cano was the second batter of tonight’s MLB All-Star Game, and he was hit by the second pitch of the game.

After Mike Trout led off the game with a double down the right field line, Cano was immediately hit above the right knee with a fastball from the New York Mets’ Matt Harvey. After Cano was checked on by the trainer and Jim Leyland, Detroit Tigers/American League manager, he decided to stay in the game and head to first base.

After the next at-bat, Cano limped off the field and was replaced on the bases by the Boston Red Sox’ Dustin Pedroia. It appeared to be a pitch that hit more flesh than bone, but it was a 96-mile per hour fastball regardless. Here’s hoping that it isn’t anything serious. The last thing that Major League Baseball needs for the All-Star Game is to have one of the game’s best players get seriously injured right at the top of the game.

After the first two batters of the game reached for the American League, the 3-4-5 hitters all failed to get on base and Harvey escaped with no damage done. The game remains scoreless headed into the second inning.

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