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Robinson Cano wears catcher's mask in dugout day after getting hit with errant warmup throw

Robinson Cano is known for a lot of things: his .307 lifetime average, his 2009 World Series ring, his agent (Jay Z), that hilarious segment from "Late Night" when Jimmy Fallon tricked Yankees fans into booing Cano to his face ...

But for all his notable skills, perhaps Cano's most admirable attribute is his ability to learn from past experience. Cano left Saturday night's game against the Angels in the seventh inning after he was hit in the head with an errant warmup throw.

Cano turned out to be OK and felt well enough to be back in the Mariners lineup on Sunday. And, more than that, he was ready to do so armed with new knowledge about the need to pay attention to all flying objects near the field of play. Oh, and a catcher's mask.


Better safe than clunked in the head two days in a row.