Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano had to leave Sunday's game in Boston early due to a bout of dizziness, the club announced. Given that Cano didn't suffer a blow to the head, it seems likely that he's just sick, but nothing further was announced.
Cano, 31, is hitting .326/.394/.465 with 11 homers and 70 RBI this season.
The Mariners entered Sunday with a one-game lead over Detroit for the second AL wild card spot, so obviously losing Cano for any period of time impacts the playoff race.
After the game, Cano had this to offer:
Cano: "I just feel like I have the flu. I got dizzy out there. I feel a little bit better now. Hopefully, I should be OK for tomorrow."— Bob Dutton (@TNT_Mariners) August 24, 2014