Found July 26, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Seattle Mariners removed catcher Mike Zunino from yesterday’s contest against the Minnesota Twins after the rookie took a foul ball off his already ailing left wrist, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com. "I took a foul ball off there and it got me in the right spot," said Zunino, wearing a brace on the wrist postgame. "I will get re-evaluated in the morning. I'm feeling better already. We'll just take it day by day." Following the play, Zunino underwent X-rays which didn’t reveal any extensive damage. The backstop was already dealing with discomfort in the same area when he took the foul ball yesterday, and Seattle elected to take him out of the game as a precautionary measure considering they were up on the Twins 6-0. The Mariners expect Zunino to return to their lineup soon. For his part, Zunino doesn’t believe the injury is too bad. "I've taken balls off me everywhere in the last couple days," Zunino said. "But this one sort of got me in the same spot and sort of re-aggravated it a little bit. But it's not too bad." The Mariners have used Zunino  s their primary catcher since calling him up from Triple-A roughly six weeks ago. Seattle made him the third-overall pick in last year’s MLB Draft. So far this season, the 22-year-old is batting .242 with two home runs and 10 RBI over 99 at-bats. He was replaced by veteran backstop Henry Blanco. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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