Cano’s MRI shows no break

MLB Notes

NEW YORK — Robinson Cano felt comforted. So did Mets manager Mickey Callaway.

New York’s second baseman likely will miss a couple of games with a swollen left hand, yet he was happy an MRI taken Monday was negative. Cano was hit on the outside of his hand by a pitch from Milwaukee left-hander Gio Gonzalez in the first inning of Sunday’s 5-2 win.

“You hold your breath for a minute about these kind of things, and maybe for 12 hours, while you figure out what’s going on,” Callaway said.

Cano’s hand was swollen about 25 percent larger than normal, and he was not in the starting lineup for Monday’s series opener against Cincinnati.

“It’s a huge relief,” he said. “It is scary.”

Elsewhere:

n St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha has been activated from the 10-day injured list after missing one start with patellar tendinitis in his left knee.

Wacha pitched the Cardinals’ series opener at the Washington Nationals on Monday night.

n San Diego Padres rookie shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. did not start against the Atlanta Braves on Monday night because of a hamstring injury.

n NL MVP Christian Yelich was out of Milwaukee’s lineup for the series opener against Colorado, a day after leaving a game because of lower back discomfort.

n Struggling Nationals reliever Trevor Rosenthal has agreed to go to extended spring training in West Palm Beach, Florida.

n Ender Inciarte has left the Atlanta Braves’ game against the San Diego Padres with tightness in his right hamstring.

n Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will begin an injury rehab assignment with Class A Fort Myers today after recovering from a right heal laceration.

n New York Yankees shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was 1-for-4 with a home run and a walk in his first injury rehabilitation appearance, facing the Detroit Tigers in an extended spring training game Monday.

n Baltimore Orioles right-hander Nate Karns has returned to the 10-day injured list after struggling while on a rehab assignment in the minors.

n Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez was back in the lineup for Monday’s series opener against Oakland after missing the last two games with back spasms.

n The Rays promoted first baseman Nate Lowe from Triple-A Durham before their series opener against the Royals, giving one of their top prospects a shot Monday night amid a wave of injuries.

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