X-rays on Gonzalez Negative
|10.03.09 at 2:03 pm ET|
A Red Sox team spokesperson confirmed that additional X-rays taken this morning on the right hand of shortstop Alex Gonzalez came back negative, indicating that the stray pitch that hit him in the hand did not result in a fracture. Gonzalez had said that there was “a little line” on the back of his hand in the initial fluoroscope at the ballpark, leading to fears that his hand might be broken, something that would clearly impact his availability for the postseason. Based on this morning’s results, however, it would appear that worst-case scenario will not be visited.
Gonzalez had already been scheduled to sit out of Saturday’s game (assuming it is played), even before the injury. But it would appear that he will not be lost to the Sox when meaningful games resume with the start of the playoffs.
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