As Drew noted last night, Robinson Cano was hit in the head by a Nate Adcock pitch in the fifth inning of the Yankees-Royals game. Good news this morning: Cano’s CT scan came back negative and, while he’ll probably sit out today’s series finale against the Royals, he is day-to-day and could very well be in the lineup tomorrow against the Red Sox.
I have nothing else to add to this other than “that’s a relief.” But since I made you click through to read this much, I may as well reward you for your time. So, courtesy of Baseball Crank, here’s Pete Rose, caught on film a few hours before he was disciplined by the Reds for fraternizing with a member of “the working press.”
Sano has been given medical clearance to engage in all baseball workouts with his teammates, his surgically reinforced left shin now completely healed, though the Twins intend to lighten his schedule to prevent any new injuries.
They’d like to lighten something else, too: His “generous carriage,” as General Manager Thad Levine delicately put it last week. Sano’s conditioning understandably lags, after a winter largely spent incapacitated by the surgery.