Cano back in lineup after being hit by pitch

Updated: September 29, 2012, 12:35 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Robinson Cano is set to start at second base and bat fourth for the New York Yankees against the Toronto Blue Jays a day after getting hit in the hand by a pitch.

X-rays of Cano's left hand were negative.

Cano was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of Friday's 11-4 victory over Toronto. He stayed in the game and batted twice more.

Also, infielder Jayson Nix left the team Saturday to fly back to New York, where he's scheduled to undergo an MRI on his left hip. Manager Joe Girardi said Nix was injured making a play at third base in Thursday's series opener.

Nix's absence leaves Eduardo Nunez as New York's primary backup infielder. Nunez is in the starting lineup Saturday at shortstop. Derek Jeter is the designated hitter.

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