Yanks reportedly don't want Cano to risk injury in D.R.

Updated: December 27, 2007, 8:57 PM ET
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportes.com

ORLANDO -- The New York Yankees told second baseman Robinson Cano to stop playing winter ball, his Dominican Republic team told ESPNdeportes.com on Thursday.

"The Yankees sent a letter to Cano to stop playing, but they didn't offer many details or reasons," said Alfredo Griffin, the Estrellas Orientales general manager.

Cano told Estrellas teammates, however, that the Yankees didn't want him to aggravate a calf injury that is still healing.

The Dominican ...

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