The Mets got some good news with second baseman Robinson Cano on Monday.
The left-handed slugger revealed that his MRI on his left hand was negative and hopes to be back in the lineup in "a couple of days."
Cano, 36, exited Sunday's game against the Brewers after he was hit in the left hand in the first inning -- just one week after being hit in the right hand in St. Louis, which also forced him to leave the game.
"Baseball is a game," Cano said. "The good thing is that I'm good. No fracture. ... I've been getting hit every week. I gotta figure something out before something major happens."
Initial X-rays on Cano were also negative on Sunday, but the Mets wanted him to get further testing after the swelling went down.
Cano said there is still significant swelling but would try to swing a bat later on Monday.
"It feels good," Cano said. "Swelling is going down. Maybe [sitting out] one day, two days."