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Cano booed in return to NY

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POSTED April 30, 2014 12:39 a.m.

NEW YORK (AP) — Robinson Cano drew loud boos Tuesday night in his first at-bat at Yankee Stadium since signing a $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners last winter. Cano had a big smile when he came to bat in the first inning and gave a wink to New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia. The sparse crowd on a dreary evening responded with a Bronx cheer.

The five-time All-Star struck out swinging and the fans mocked him with cheers.

When Cano took his position at second base, the Bleacher Creatures didn’t chant his name, as they did for so long. Instead, they shouted: “You sold out!”

Texas’ Kouzmanoff getting 2nd opinion, Profar good

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff will get a second opinion before having a herniated disk in his lower back surgically repaired.

While giving several injury updates Tuesday, Texas assistant general manager Thad Levine also said second baseman Jurickson Profar had an MRI and can start swinging a bat. Profar tore a muscle in his right shoulder during spring training.

Opening day starter Tanner Scheppers, out since April 18 with right elbow inflammation, is set to resume throwing Thursday, a day after left-hander Derek Holland’s scheduled bullpen. Holland is coming back from offseason left knee surgery.

Joe Saunders is scheduled to throw three innings in extended spring training in Arizona on Friday. Saunders was hit by a line drive on his left ankle in his only start April 4.

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