Robinson Cano and the Yankees avoided what would have been a serious problem when X-rays of the second baseman's left hand late Friday night were negative.

"I was worried when I got hit,'' said Cano, who was drilled by a pitch by the Blue Jays' Brett Cecil in the sixth inning Friday night. "I thought it was something bad. It's nothing major.''

Cano, who stayed in the game, started in yesterday's 3-2 loss and went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

"I'm sure there is a little bit of soreness, but no broken bones,'' Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He's one of our main guys in the lineup. You pencil him in third or fourth every day, so he's extremely important.''