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.
Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals will promote middle infield prospect Carter Kieboom to the majors ahead of Friday’s game against the Padres. The Nationals are currently dealing with injuries to shortstop Trea Turner and third baseman Anthony Rendon, so the club hopes Kieboom can help the team tread water at the very least.
Kieboom, 21, was selected by the Nationals in the first round (28th overall) in the 2016 draft. MLB Pipeline currently rates him No. 2 in the Nationals’ system and No. 37 overall. Kieboom has played both second base and shortstop this season after exclusively playing shortstop previously in his professional career.
With Triple-A Fresno to start the 2019 season, Kieboom hit .379/.506/.636 with three homers, 18 RBI, and 14 runs scored in 83 plate appearances.