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Robinson Cano


Cano went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer to help the Yankees to a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday. The second baseman has gone 9-for-19 (.474) with four doubles, two homers and four RBIs in his last five games, since being activated from the disabled list with a left hamstring strain.


Cano returned to the New York Yankees lineup for the first time since June 25 after being sidelined by a hamstring injury. He was 3-for-5 with a double against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.


Cano singled twice and had an RBI grounder in his first minor league game since being sidelined by a strained left hamstring in late June. Cano is scheduled to play three games for Double-A Trenton starting Friday and rejoin the Yankees next Tuesday.


Cano is hoping to resume taking batting practice on Friday after tightness in his injured left hamstring shut him down on Monday. The Yankees' second baseman went on the disabled list after straining the hamstring while running out a double in a June 25 game. "It's feeling a lot better," Cano said Thursday after undergoing treatment.


Cano did not work out Wednesday, a second straight planned day off. The 23-year-old Yankees second baseman has missed 19 games due to a strained left hamstring. He felt tightness in the hamstring while running the bases Monday. "We just want to make sure we don't ignore it," manager Joe Torre said. "I'm curious to see how the weekend goes and then we'll work it out."


New York's Cano was selected to his first All-Star team on Sunday, as a reserve second baseman for the American League. Cano is batting .325 with four homers and 27 RBIs this season. Cano was originally selected to start, but is injured and won?t be able to play.


Cano was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained left hamstring with the move retroactive to Monday. The Yankees' second baseman left the second game of Sunday's doubleheader versus Florida in the sixth inning after sustaining the injury. Cano went 2-for-6 in the doubleheader to extend his hitting streak to five games.


Cano strained his hamstring Sunday night and left the second game of a doubleheader against the Florida Marlins in the sixth inning. Cano hit a double to right-center and pulled up as he was nearing second base. He grimaced and reached for the back of his left leg.


On Monday night, Cano moved from the No. 9 spot in the Yankees' batting order to the No. 2 slot. He responded by going 2-for-5 with two runs scored. Cano's hitting streak of multihit games reached five, and the Yankees' rookie second sacker is batting .591 (13-for-22) over that span. He's also recorded at least one double in each of those five games for a total of six, with Cano scoring six runs and driving in five.

After starting 2-for-23 following his recall from the minors, Cano is batting .333 (15-for-45) for the season. He has six doubles and six RBI.


After a 2-for-23 start in his first seven games as the Yankees' second baseman, Cano has gone on a tear. The 22-year-old rookie second baseman has a four-game hitting streak in which he's 11-for-17 (.647) with five doubles and five RBI. For the season, the Yankees' prospect is a .325 hitter (13-for-40) in 11 games.


As the starting second baseman in New York's revamped lineup, Cano has struggled in the early going. The 22-year-old rookie is off to a 2-for-21 (.095) start with two runs scored and just one RBI. After getting a pair of hits in his second major league game on May 4, Cano is stuck in an 0-for-16 slide.

Despite his inability to get hits, Cano hasn't been overmatched at the major league level, says Yankees manager Joe Torre. The skipper expects to keep Cano in the everyday lineup for the foreseeable future.


With the Yankees struggling and Bernie Williams playing with a sore throwing elbow, Cano has been thrust into the New York soap opera. The Yankees have pulled Williams from his long-time center-field perch, moved Hideki Matsui from left to center, and inserted second baseman Tony Womack as the new left fielder. That leaves second base for Cano, who arrives from Triple-A Columbus as one of the top prospects in the Yankees' system.

Cano was hitting .333 with eight doubles, three triples, four home runs and 24 RBI in just 24 games for Columbus. With the Yankees at 11-15 on the season, the promising rookie better continue to hit. It may not be long before owner George Steinbrenner instructs his general manager to find a major league outfielder on the trade market. A trade acquisition could move Womack back to second base and return Cano to Columbus.