Cano is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. With little at stake in the season finale, the Mariners will give several veterans the day off, with Cano included among the lot. He'll cede the keystone to Kristopher Negron, who checks in as Seattle's No. 7 hitter. Though Seattle fell short of notching a playoff spot, Cano did his part to keep the club competitive when he returned from suspension Aug. 14, batting a sizzling .317/.363/.497 across 41 games.
Cano went 4-for-5 with a double, two runs and two RBI to help Seattle to a 12-6 victory over Texas on Friday. The veteran was a big part of an explosive day for Seattle's offense, logging his fourth game with at least three hits in his last 10 contests in the process. An 80-game PED suspension kept him off the field for much of the season, but the production has been there for Cano in the games he has played in 2018, as he's sporting an excellent .304/.375/.474 slash line to go along with 10 homers and 22 doubles in 306 at-bats.
Cano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Monday against the Athletics. Cano took Daniel Mengden deep in the first inning to give the Mariners their only lead of the game. It was his 10th home run of the season and second in his past three starts. Though he missed half the season due to suspension, Cano has hit an impressive .303/.378/.481 across 325 plate appearances.
Cano went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI against the Rangers on Saturday. Cano took southpaw Mike Minor deep in the fifth inning to record his ninth home run of the season. While Cano entered the game hitting a respectable .293 across 92 at-bats when facing a lefty, this was only his second home run against a southpaw this season. While his counting stats fail to impress after an 81-game PED suspension, Cano has shown he can still produce at the plate by slashing .301/.379/.473 across 279 at-bats.
Cano went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and three RBI in Wednesday's 9-0 rout of the Astros. It was his second straight game with two doubles among his three hits. Cano is now hitting .313 (20-for-64) through 17 games in September with two homers and 12 RBI, as the veteran looks to end his suspension-shortened season on a high note.