Cano leaves game after being hit by pitch

SARASOTA, Fla. – Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano left Sunday’s Grapefruit League exhibition against the Orioles after being hit on the left hand by a pitch.

Cano was batting in the sixth inning at Ed Smith Stadium against Baltimore left-hander Troy Patton when he swung at a pitch that clipped his hand, ruled a strikeout by first base umpire Tim Welke.

Cano doubled over in apparent pain and was immediately seen on the field by head athletic trainer Steve Donohue, who helped the slugger into the third-base dugout.

The 29-year-old Cano batted .302 with 28 home runs and 118 RBIs in 159 games for New York last season, setting a career high in RBIs and ranking second in the Major Leagues with 81 extra-base hits.

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