Star second baseman Robinson Cano was out of the New York Yankees' lineup Wednesday night, a day after being hit by a pitch in the left hand.
Cano was struck by a pitch from J.A. Happ in the first inning. Manager Joe Girardi said Cano was still dealing with pain and swelling.
Girardi said he hoped to have Cano in the lineup Friday night at home against Baltimore. Cano is batting .305 with 24 home runs and 85 RBIs.
The Yankees also were minus infielder Eduardo Nunez. He was scratched with a sore right knee.
Nunez fell after catching his cleat in a seam on the artificial turf Tuesday. He left an inning later and Girardi dubbed the tumble a ''Nuney-ism.''
The Yankees also had some fun at Nunez's expense Wednesday before he was scratched. There were laughs when teammates replaced the chair at Nunez's locker with a wheelchair, and used tape to make an imitation chalk outline near the spot where he'd fallen down behind second base.
A chuckling Nunez s...