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X-rays negative on Cano’s hand

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The second baseman did not break his hand during the game on Sunday, but remains in a soft cast.

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Second baseman Robinson Cano exited the game during the Mets’ 6-4 defeat to the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning due to a right hand injury after being hit by a pitch during a swing attempt on a fastball. After leaving, Cano received x-rays, with the results coming back negative, according to Tim Healey.

Despite coming away with nothing in his hand broken, Healey also reports Cano was wearing a soft cast, and that the 36-year-old said he might need more tests tomorrow.

Before his departure, Cano was 2-for-4 with a home run. So far this season, Cano is hitting .222/.276/.370 with two home runs and nine RBIs. Jeff McNeil would most likely fill in at second base for Cano if he were to miss time. With the return of Todd Frazier imminent, the Mets will also be getting more infield reinforcements in the event that Cano remains sidelined for any length of time.