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Mariners place Robinson Cano on 10-day DL

Cano hasn’t played since May 10 due to a strained right quad.

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Robinson Cano hasn’t played since May 10 due to a strained right quad. On Tuesday, the Mariners finally gave up and placed Cano on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 13.

Cano was initially in Monday night’s lineup against the A’s, but he was quickly scratched and held out of his fifth consecutive game. The Mariners are going to give him the next week off in hopes that will be enough time for Cano to rest and get right.

In Cano’s absence, Taylor Motter figures to fill in at second base. He’s started the past five games and gets another nod at second on Tuesday night against Oakland.

Cano is enjoying another fine start to the season, slashing .296/.362/.533 with eight home runs, 28 RBI, 21 runs, and eight doubles. Don’t expect this to be a lengthy absence for the 34-year-old. Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager each move up in the lineup.