Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/23/14
Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana exited last night’s contest against the New York Yankees in the ninth inning after he was struck on the thumb by a pitch from teammate Chris Perez, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com. Correction: left thumb (not wrist) contusion for Santana. No update on X-rays yet. Will more know Tuesday. — Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) April 9, 2013 Santana was crossed up on a pitch from Perez, and the ball hit him in the thumb. The initial diagnosis was a thumb contusion, and this is ultimately what the Indians described the injury as after X-rays came back negative. Considering the X-rays came back negative, it doesn’t appear Santana will be forced to miss an extended period of time due to the injury. Cleveland’s considering him day-to-day – meaning he could miss a game or two in order to allow the thumb time to heal – but he should avoid a trip to the disabled list if the thumb shows improvement in the next couples of days. Tribe fans are hopeful the ailment won’t slow down Santana, who’s off to a hot start to the season. The 27-year-old backstop is 13-for-26 at the plate with two home runs, four doubles and five RBI over his first seven games. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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