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Robinson Canó to begin rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma tonight

Canó is eligible to return to Seattle on August 14th.

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today infielder Robinson Canó will begin his rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Tacoma tonight at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.

Canó, 35, has been out of the lineup since being placed on the disabled list on May 14 after sustaining a fractured fifth metacarpal on his right hand after being hit by a pitch in the 3rd on May 13 at Detroit. He was suspended on May 15 by Major League Baseball for 80 games for violation of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today infielder Robinson Canó will begin his rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Tacoma tonight at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.

Canó, 35, has been out of the lineup since being placed on the disabled list on May 14 after sustaining a fractured fifth metacarpal on his right hand after being hit by a pitch in the 3rd on May 13 at Detroit. He was suspended on May 15 by Major League Baseball for 80 games for violation of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Prior to his injury, Canó appeared in 39 games with the Mariners this season, batting .287 (41x143) with 24 runs, 10 doubles, 4 home runs, 23 RBI, 21 walks, a .385 on-base percentage and a .441 slugging mark (.825 OPS). At the time of his injury, he was among American League leaders in walks (T13th) and on-base percentage (14th). Since making his Major League debut on May 3, 2005, he has appeared in 2,037 games, the 2nd-most of any player in that span.

Since joining the Mariners for the 2014 season, he has hit .294 (768x2608) with 369 runs, 147 doubles, 5 triples, 101 home runs and 384 RBI in 662 games. He signed a 10-year contract through the 2023 season on Dec. 12, 2013 after playing nine seasons with New York-AL. In 14 Major League seasons, he is a career .304 (2417x7944) hitter with 1168 runs, 522 doubles, 33 triples, 305 home runs and 1,206 RBI in 2,036 career games.

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