The Mariners scratched second baseman Robinson Cano from their lineup a little over two hours prior to Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Angels and cited “he’s not feeling well” as the reason.
Cano had started all 52 previous games and had appeared in 1,172 of 1,186 games prior to Thursday since the start of the 2007 season. No player has appeared in more games in that span.
The Mariners compensated by shifting Nick Franklin from designated hitter to second base. Franklin also moved to second in the lineup, while right fielder Michael Saunders dropped from second to Cano’s No. 3 slot.
Stefen Romero replaced Franklin as the DH.