By: Noah Wright
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Yesterday, Mariners’ all-star second baseman, Robinson Cano, suffered a fractured right hand while facing The Tigers. His fractured hand is the result of a Blaine Hardy HBP. Though there has been no certain time Cano will be out, it is estimated he will miss about 6 weeks.
This is a large blow to The Mariners lineup, as Cano has batted .289/.383/.444 with 4 homeruns, and 23 RBI’s. He’s also been playing good defense, with 1 DRS, .4 defensive WAR, and 1.7 UZR.
The Mariners could move center fielder, Dee Gordon, who was a middle infielder before being moved to the outfield this year, but the team has stated they will not move him to second. The M’s also have a few external options as well. Second baseman Brandon Phillips, and infielder Yunel Escobar still sit on the free agent market. The team could also make a trade. One possibility I could see is Marlins’ secondbasemen, Starlin Castro, who would not cost The Mariners any big name prospects.