Cano's recent skid minor in Girardi's eyes

Cano's recent skid minor in Girardi's eyes

NEW YORK -- Manager Joe Girardi wasn't ready to make any proclamations after Robinson Cano's fast start, so the manager wants to refrain from passing any judgment as the Yankees second baseman has slowed down over the last few games.

Cano opened the season with at least one hit in four of his first five games, batting .304 through that stretch. But entering Tuesday's game against the Twins, he had just three hits in the last five games. He had a good day on Sunday against the Angels (2-for-3 with three runs).

Though Cano has just one RBI this season (Saturday, against the Angels), Girardi has been pleased with the second baseman's approach at the plate. Cano has six walks this year and an on-base percentage of .340.

"He's had some good at-bats for me," Girardi said. "He hasn't chased a lot of pitches out of the zone. He's taken some walks, so I've been pleased. That will turn around."

Cano was 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in the first game of the series against the Twins.

"I feel good," Cano said after Monday's 7-3 loss. "Just forget about this game and play the next game."