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Cano hit by pitch, leaves All-Star Game

July 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees had another injury scare Tuesday when second baseman Robinson Cano was hit on his right knee during the All-Star Game.

Cano, the Yankees' only position player on the All-Star roster, was struck by a fastball thrown by Matt Harvey of the New York Mets that was clocked at 96 miles per hour.

The incident came in the first inning on Harvey's third pitch of the contest.

Cano eventually walked to first base, but one out later left the game and was replaced by Boston's Dustin Pedroia. X-rays were negative.

"I'll be ready for Friday," the Yankees' next scheduled game, Cano said later in a television interview conducted in the American League's dugout.

The Yankees have seen their playoff hopes damaged this year by injuries to key players, including Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira.

Cano has batted .302 in 95 games this season with 21 home runs and 65 RBI.

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