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Initial X-rays of Cano's hand negative, but he might need another test

Cano left the game in the seventh inning after getting hit on the right hand by Andrew Miller's fastball.

Robinson Cano #24 of the Mets reacts after

Robinson Cano #24 of the Mets reacts after getting hit on the hand by a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium on April 21, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri.  Photo Credit: Getty Images/Dilip Vishwanat

ST. LOUIS — Add another injury scare to the Mets’ list.

X-rays of Robinson Cano’s right hand were negative Sunday afternoon.

But Cano, wearing a cast after the Mets’ 6-4 loss to the Cardinals, said he might need more tests Monday.

“Depends on how I feel when I get up,” he said.

Twice last year, first with Jason Vargas and then Kevin Plawecki, the Mets had hand X-rays that came back negative before another image revealed a fracture.

Cano left the game in the seventh inning after getting hit on the right hand by Andrew Miller’s fastball.

It initially was ruled a hit-by-pitch, but third-base ump Paul Emmel, the crew chief, ruled that Cano swung.

Furious with the call — and the late notice of it, after Cano left the game and Juan Lagares entered — manager Mickey Callaway was ejected for the second time on this road trip (and season).

Callaway also was angry Saturday when Pete Alonso was hit by a pitch and it was ruled a swing.

“It’s not an interpretation of the rule,” Emmel told a pool reporter. “It’s a black-and-white rule. You swing and get hit with the pitch, it’s a dead-ball strike.”

Said Callaway, “They said, ‘Oh, by the way, he swung.’ Not good.”

When Lagares finished the at-bat with a whiff, the strikeout was added to Cano’s line. In the ninth, Lagares, as the potential tying run, struck out looking at a 104.2-mph sinker from Jordan Hicks to end the game.


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