"From the first day, it just felt a little tight, but no pain or anything," Cano said. "I just moved it around a little bit and it feels pretty good."
Cano was carrying a nine-game hitting streak as the Yankees resumed play in Boston. He tried to stay in Wednesday's All-Star Game at Citi Field but left after one batter, yielding to pinch-runner Dustin Pedroia.
"It started getting tighter when I was on first, and I don't want to take my chances," Cano said.
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.