Cano, who started Tuesday night’s All-Star Game for the American League, was hit in the right hip by a Matt Harvey fastball in the top of the first inning and left the contest two batters later. He hopes to be ready for Friday’s second-half opener.
The Yankees have been battered all season long with injuries and they surely had to be holding their collective breath when Cano was drilled on Tuesday. Fortunately, for the team and fans alike, x-rays taken on the injury came back clean and there is not expected to be significant time missed for their perennial MVP candidate.
The Yankees are 51-44 on the season, fourth in the AL East, and trail the division leading Boston Red Sox by six games. Cano is hitting .302 on the season, with 21 home runs and 65 RBI.