Cano dealt with what was believed to be a strained abdominal muscle in August and September, but tests the last week of the season revealed a sports hernia. Cano was able to play with the injury, and he finished the season hitting .287 with 34 doubles, 21 home runs, 79 RBIs and 82 runs in 156 games.
He rebounded from a poor start in 2015 to hit .330 with 17 homers and 55 RBIs in his final 82 games despite the injury.
Cano played a handful of games in the Dominican Winter League last offseason, but he will not play any winter ball this year.
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