This update from the Yankees:
Robinson Cano and Damaso Marte underwent initial physical examinations this evening at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Yankees Team Physician, Dr. Chris Ahmad, examined both players.
Marte’s initial evaluation indicates left shoulder inflammation. Cano’s initial evaluation indicates right shoulder tendinitis.
Both players will undergo MRI scans tomorrow in Tampa.
Inflammation and tendinitis are words that teams use when they aren’t sure what is wrong — or they don’t want to say. We should know more tomorrow after the MRI results come back. It is worth noting that Marte now has a shoulder injury, not a strained chest muscle as was initially reported.
Cano played catch today and had an an-bat in the game against Houston. Marte was shut down. Neither injury appears serious. But that’s what everybody thought about A-Rod until he went out to Colorado.
UPDATE, 6:25 p.m.: In other WBC news, Dustin Pedroia has an oblique strain and was sent to Fort Myers to be checked out by Boston’s team doc. Think Brian Cashman and Theo Epstein have talked about how much they love the WBC?