Robinson Cano will be OK, so Mariners fans can stand down. The All-Star second baseman left an exhibition game in Tokyo early Saturday morning after a pitch struck his foot. X-rays disclosed a non-displaced fracture of his right small toe.
The Mariners released a medical update that said that the injury “will not require a cast or any treatment, just rest.”
Cano, who is with a team of MLB players in a series in Tokyo, was hit by Japanese pitcher Yuki Nishi on the second pitch of his at-bat in the seventh inning.
Trainer Rick Griffin spoke by phone with Cano phone, who said there was no pain. He is expected to resume baseball activities in mid-December and be ready for spring training in mid-February. But Cano is done with the five-game series against Japanese all-stars, who lead the series 3-0.