Mariners confirm Cano out 3-4 weeks with broken toe

Samurai Japan v MLB All Stars - Game 3Not a great morning for the Major League Baseball team in Tokyo on Saturday as Robinson Cano broke his toe on a pitch off his right foot and the MLB club wound up getting no hit by four Japanese pitchers in a 4-0 loss in the third game of the Japan series.

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik has confirmed the initial report out of Tokyo by reporter Anthony DiComo that x-rays showed Cano’s right pinkie toe was fractured and the six-time All-Star will be sidelined from baseball activities for 3-4 weeks.

The Mariners say Cano will resume full workouts in mid-December and should have no issues with being ready for the start of Spring Training, with Mariners position players due to report to Peoria, Ariz. on Feb. 24.

The injury will not require a cast or treatment, just rest. Mariners trainer Rick Griffin has talked with Cano, who reported no pain.

Cano will miss the rest of the Japan Series, which the MLB team now trails 3-0 with two series games, plus an exhibition, still remaining. Cano went 2-for-10 in three games in Japan.

“It’s part of the game, getting hurt,” Cano told DiComo before leaving the Tokyo Dome and learning of his fracture. “I’ll be fine.”

Cano is one of two Mariners competing against a Japanese All-Star team. Hisashi Iwakuma pitched the second game of the series on Friday and gave up 10 hits and five runs in four innings.

Here’s video of the pitch that injured Cano.

1 Comment

The Mariners need Cano to be at top-form in order to do well, so he should not be rushed into playing until 100% ready.

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