|Bats / Throws||Left / Right|
|Date of Birth||10/22/1982|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 210 lbs|
|From||San Pedro de Macoris, DOM|
Cano (hand) is starting at second base and batting third Tuesday against the Phillies.
Cano was held out of Monday's starting lineup due to a hand injury, but he's back in the mix for the second game of the series. He's batting .235 with three homers and 10 RBI through 21 contests in 2019.
Cano (hand) isn't in Monday's starting lineup against the Phillies, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Cano was wearing a soft cast on his right hand following Sunday's contest, and although he's not in Monday's lineup, the Mets are optimistic that he'll be available to pinch hit if needed, per Tim Britton of The Athletic. He figures to have a chance to return to Tuesday's starting nine depending on if he gets an at-bat Monday night and on how his hand is feeling upon arriving at the ballpark Tuesday.
Cano was seen wearing a soft cast on his injured right hand and may need more tests depending on how he feels Monday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Cano exited Sunday's game against the Cardinals early, though X-rays were negative. While that was a positive sign, this news clouds his status for the team's series against the Phillies beginning Monday.
X-rays on Cano's right hand were negative Sunday, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Cano was struck on the hand by a pitch but appears to have escaped serious injury. It's unclear whether or not he'll still have to miss a game or two.
Cano left Sunday's game against the Cardinals after getting by in the hand by a pitch, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
The severity of the injury should become clear following further tests. Jeff McNeil would likely play second base should Cano miss an extended period, opening up at-bats for Todd Frazier (oblique) at third base should Frazier return within the next few days as expected.