Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Cano Pulls Out Of Derby

From Mark Feinsand:
A source told the Daily News that the Yankees’ All-Star second baseman has decided not to take part in the event next Monday.

The decision comes one day after manager Joe Girardi and hitting coach Kevin Long each expressed concerns over his participation, but while the coaching staff’s words may have played some part in Cano’s decision, it’s more likely that a minor back injury played a larger role.

I was looking forward to seeing Robbie in the derby, but obviously his health is more important. As for that injury, here's a little more from Feinsand:
According to a second source, Cano has been receiving treatment on his back for the past two or three days, though the injury has not kept him out of the lineup. Gene Monahan, the Yankees’ athletic trainer, expressed his concern on Tuesday about Cano participating in the Home Run Derby given the situation with his back.
That might be why he's 4 for his last 31.

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