Red Sox outfielder Ryan Sweeney hurt his left hand after punching a door and had to leave the Boston's victory over Detroit in the ninth inning Monday night.
Manager Bobby Valentine said after the game that Sweeney was taken out for a defensive replacement because he had done something to his hand in his last at-bat and couldn't throw.
Sweeney, however, said following the 7-3 victory that he ''punched a door.''
He said his pinkie was sore but didn't know if he broke any bones. He was scheduled to have X-rays Tuesday.
Cody Ross took his place in right field.