Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Robinson Cano leaves All-Star Game after getting hit by Matt Harvey pitch (VIDEO)

New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano exited Tuesday night's All-Star Game in the first inning after being hit in the right leg by a 97 mph Matt Harvey fastball. He stayed in to run the bases but left one batter later. Here's the pitch:

Cano went to the clubhouse with the trainer. X-rays were negative and early reports say the Yankees star was hit in the quadriceps and not his knee — and he should be fine.

Harvey was just as upset as Yankees fans about seeing his cross-town rival leave the game.

"I obviously feel terrible about hitting him," the Mets pitcher said. "That's the last thing you want to do in a game like this."

Cano came into the All-Star Game after playing every one of the Yankees 95 games this season — hitting .302/.386/.531 (150 OPS+) with 21 home runs. He has been the one constant in their lineup as Derek Jeter (ankle), Alex Rodriguez (hip), Mark Teixeira (wrist) and Curtis Granderson (hand) have spent most of the year on the DL.

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