VIDEO: Robinson Cano surprises some Yankees fans in “Tonight Show” skit

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Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was a guest on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon this evening as he prepares to make his return to Yankee Stadium tomorrow night. It was pretty awesome.

In addition to sitting down for an interview with Fallon, Cano participated in a skit on the streets of New York where he surprised Yankees fans who thought they were merely booing a cardboard cutout of him. Check it out below:

Brilliant. It’s almost as if booing another human being is downright strange when you aren’t in the confines of a sports venue.

Hyun-Jin Ryu will open season in Dodgers’ rotation

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced on Monday that Hyun-Jin Ryu will open the regular season in the starting rotation, MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports.

Ryu, 30, missed the entire 2015 season and made only one start last season due to shoulder and elbow injuries. The lefty has looked solid in three spring appearances, however, yielding a lone run on five hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in nine innings.

With Scott Kazmir likely to begin the season on the disabled list, that leaves Alex Wood and Brandon McCarthy to battle it out for the fifth spot in the Dodgers’ rotation.

Jorge Soler diagnosed with strained oblique, Opening Day in doubt

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Royals outfielder Jorge Soler has been diagnosed with a strained oblique, making it likely that he begins the regular season on the disabled list, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

The Royals acquired Soler from the Cubs in December in exchange for reliever Wade Davis. Over parts of three seasons with the Cubs, Soler hit .258/.328/.434 with 27 home runs and 98 RBI in 765 plate appearances.

When he’s healthy, Soler is expected to find himself in the Royals’ lineup as a right fielder and occasionally as a designated hitter.