Hit on forearm, Cano may play on Wednesday

Hit on forearm, Cano may play on Wednesday

Hit on forearm, Cano may play on Wednesday
NEW YORK -- Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano was removed from Tuesday's 7-0 victory over the Rays with soreness in his left forearm after being hit by a pitch, but he's expected to play on Wednesday.

Cano said that X-rays performed after he was drilled with the seventh-inning fastball from Tampa Bay's Cesar Ramos were negative. He left Yankee Stadium with a wrap on his forearm and said he still felt some discomfort.

"I'm not worried that it's that serious because you would have felt it right away," Cano said. "But I didn't want to be stupid. We were up, 7-0."

Yankees manager Joe Girardi inserted Jayson Nix into the lineup in Cano's place but said he believes Cano can return for Wednesday's game.

"He was a little sore, a little stiff, so I think he'll be a player for us tomorrow," Girardi said.