San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado could possibly be headed to the injured checklist due to a small fracture in his left hand, however there’s a likelihood he might stay on the lively roster, supervisor Bob Melvin stated Wednesday
Machado was hit on the hand by a pitch from Kansas Metropolis’s Brad Keller on Monday night time. He briefly remained within the sport earlier than leaving, and Machado didn’t play in video games Tuesday and Wednesday — each residence losses to the Royals.
“So the preliminary X-ray did not present something,” Melvin stated Wednesday. “He had a CT scan and an MRI yesterday that confirmed a small fracture on the metacarpal. We do not assume it is an IL scenario, however we will most likely undergo the off day (on Thursday), see how he feels and see the place we’re on the weekend.”
The Padres return to motion for a three-series in opposition to the visiting Boston Pink Sox beginning Friday
“I am unsure how my physique’s going to heal,” Machado stated, “so simply take it daily, see what it’s, hopefully come again after this off day and it is rather a lot higher.”
Machado and Melvin are hoping the star third baseman, who hasn’t been on the IL since 2014, retains that streak alive.
“Swelling’s gone down tremendously,” Machado stated Wednesday. “We undoubtedly have extra vary of movement as we speak.”
Machado is batting .231 with seven doubles, 5 residence runs and 19 RBIs in 40 video games. He has a .282 on-base proportion and a .372 slugging proportion.
–Area Stage Media