Yankees manager Joe Girardi and trainer Steve Donahue came racing out of the dugout to check on Cano's hand, which was trembling from the pain, but after looking at him, they both let him stay in the game and run the bases.
After Alfonso Soriano hit his three-run home run in the next at-bat, the Yankees decided to take Cano out of the game to check on his hand and make sure it wasn't broken.
After Cano came out of the game, the fear was that the pitch had broken Cano's hand, which likely would have taken him out for the rest of the season. This was not the first time Happ had hit a Yankees batter on the hand; as back in late February in spring training, Happ hit Curtis Granderson on the hand and the Yankees outfielder was out with a broken hand for nearly three months.
The original diagnosis was that it was a left-hand contusion (bruising) but x-rays still needed to be done on the injury. Later on in the night, x-rays came back negative on Cano's hand and the hand wasn't broken, which is great news to the Yankees as his injury would have been devastating to a team trying to stay in playoff contention.
Cano will be listed as day-to-day and Girardi will see how his second basemen is feeling before attempting to put him back in the lineup.
The 30-year-old Cano is currently hitting .305 with 24 home runs and 85 RBI in 131 games for the Yankees in 2013.
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