Update: Cano has been placed on the DL
Cano suffered a quadriceps strain in last night’s game a couple of innings after hitting a two-run homer. Cano sustained the injury while trying to leg out a double, where he likely tried to reach a little too far with his legs, overextending one of his quadriceps muscle. The Mariners will likely reassess Cano today, and do not be surprised if he undergoes an MRI today to assess the severity of the strain. If the MRI reveals a strain, expect him to be placed on the DL and to be out anywhere from two to four weeks, depending on the severity. Cano has been decent this year but hasn’t quite turned it on yet; he’s hitting .277 with 7 HRs, 25 RBI, 14 BB, 17 K, and .500 SLG.
In the meanwhile, expect Taylor Motter, with that long blond hair, to replace him at second. Motter has been a mixed bag so far this year, only batting .238 with 5 HR and 2 SB in limited playing time. If you are in need of an infielder, as he is currently on SS eligible on ESPN, but has also seen time at 1B, 2B, 3B and LF, go grab him in anticipation of Cano hitting the DL.