Seattle Mariners rumors have been confirmed by the team. The Robinson Cano injury is just as bad as it looked on television. The news has come down that Cano broke the fifth metacarpal in his right hand. Playing against the Detroit Tigers on May 13, Cano was hit on the right hand by a pitch. He immediately went to the ground and was in obvious pain.

After getting hit by the pitch, Cano was tended to on the field and then led to the dugout by team trainers. This was not a good sign for the Mariners, as Andrew Romine went to first base as his pinch runner.

Several innings later, during roughly the bottom of the sixth inning, the bad news was revealed by the broadcasting crew.

How long have Mariners lost Cano?

There is an indefinite timetable when dealing with an injury like this one. The fractured bone is in a place where Cano will be unable to swing a bat or put on his glove for a while. There is likely to be a post-game update where the Mariners reveal how long they have lost their All-Star second baseman. It could be a while before Mariners fans see him on the field again. As for what online medical sites have to see, the injury recovery can range from three to seven weeks.

This isn't the type of injury that a player would rush back from, meaning there are going to be a lot of Seattle Mariners rumors about how long Robinson Cano will be on the disabled list.

On the short-end of estimations, he could be gone for at least a month, with the possibility of missing nearly two months if his hand doesn't recover quickly. It will be a huge loss for the team, as he has been a static player in the batting order and at second base for a long time now.

What will Mariners do at second base?

In the short-term, the Mariners already have Andrew Romine on the 25-man roster as someone who can play second base.

They also have Taylor Motter playing for Triple-A Tacoma, who could possibly get promoted to also play some second base. This is going to be a huge hit for the offense, though, as neither Romine or Motter can replace the output that Cano has on a daily basis. Mariners fans should expect a lot of lineup changes in the next few games.

More Mariners news

Sunday's start for James Paxton was his first game since throwing a no-hitter for the Mariners last week. He ended up allowing three runs over six innings of work, notching another quality start for the team. As for other news from the team, Ichiro Suzuki has begun his transition from being a player to being a front office employee. Could he return for the 2019 MLB season though?