We mentioned this morning that Robinson Cano left today’s Japan Series game when he was hit by a pitch in the toe. The bad news, from Anthony DiComo of MLB.com:
Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano limped out of the Tokyo Dome during the eighth inning of Saturday’s All-Star Series Game against Samurai Japan, bound for X-rays at a local hospital. According to a source, Cano learned shortly thereafter that he has a non-displaced fracture of the pinkie toe on his right foot, the result of a Yuki Nishi pitch that hit him on the cleat. He will miss the remainder of the Japan Series.
Cano is expected to be sidelined from whatever it is he does in the offseason for 3-4 weeks, which could affect conditioning and things, but should not impact his availability for spring training.