BOSTON - Robinson Cano had said he was OK, and he turned out to be right.
Cano, who exited Tuesday night's All-Star Game after getting hit in the right quadriceps by Matt Harvey's fastball, was in Friday night's lineup. He went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. "I'm good,'' he said. "It was nothing bad. Just a contusion on my right quad. But I'm walking fine and it feels good.''
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X-rays taken at Citi Field on Tuesday were negative, and Cano felt good enough to fly home to the Dominican Republic the next day. He said he was "nervous'' after getting hit but felt better going to first.
"Most of the time when you get hit there, it's hard to walk at the beginning, but I was walking,'' Cano said. "Everything was just tight and not like bad, bad pain.''
He said the bruise hasn't caused any recent discomfort. "So far, it feels good,'' Cano said. "Hopefully, everything stays like that.''
Nothing sure for PhelpsGeneral manager Brian Cashman said David Phelps (right forearm strain) will throw a rehab game Tuesday but that when he is activated, his spot in the rotation isn't guaranteed. "I couldn't tell you that,'' he said. "Have to wait and see.''
Phelps, who threw a bullpen session in Tampa Friday, is 5-4 with a 4.93 ERA in 12 starts.
Extra basesCurtis Granderson (broken left pinkie) has been taking on-field batting practice since Tuesday. Cashman said the outfielder, whom he hopes will be ready by the first week in August, can start a rehab assignment in seven to 10 days . . . To replace Derek Jeter, who went on the disabled list, the Yankees brought up Brent Lillibridge, who can play infield and outfield. He started at third base Friday night.
. . . Jayson Nix (right hamstring strain) took six at-bats in a simulated game . . . Francisco Cervelli (broken right hand), shut down two weeks ago after his elbow flared up, resumed throwing.