Cano fractures right hand after getting hit by pitch

Detroit Tigers right fielder Nicholas Castellanos fouls off a pitch during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park in Detroit

Nick Castellanos

Sunday afternoon, second baseman Robinson Cano suffered a broken bone in his hand when he was hit by a pitch thrown by Detroit Tigers left-hander Blaine Hardy.

At the time of the incident, it sure looked and sounded like Cano's injury was significant.

He batted.280 with 23 home runs and 97 RBIs in 2017.

Cano is batting.287 and hit a three-run home run late in the Mariners' win in the second game of the double-header over the Tigers on Saturday.

After a prolonged stretch where all of their position players were healthy and contributing, the Mariners lost Robinson Cano for Sunday's game and many games to come. Cano is one of the best second basemen in the game, so no matter who Seattle uses to replace him, it figures to be a sizable downgrade.

Detroit took a 3-2 lead in the fifth on Goodrums leadoff homer. Before that? He last had to go to the DL for just over a month in 2006 with a strained left hamstring while playing for the Yankees.

The Tigers send Mike Fiers (3-2) to the mound Monday night against Clevelands Carlos Carrasco (5-1) in the opener of a three-game series in Detroit. Wade LeBlanc (0-0) of Seattle pitches opposite Jake Odorizzi (3-2).

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