SAN DIEGO — San Diego Padres slugger Manny Machado has a small fracture in his left hand and the workforce isn’t certain if he would require a stint on the injured record.
Machado was harm when he was hit by a pitch in Monday night time’s 4-0 win in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Royals. Padres supervisor Bob Melvin stated X-rays that night time didn’t present a fracture, however Machado had a CT scan and MRI examination on Tuesday that exposed a fractured metacarpal.
After a 4-3 loss to the Royals on Wednesday, the star third baseman was requested if happening the injured record is a risk.
“I don’t know. We’ll see,” Machado stated.
The slumping Padres misplaced two of three to the last-place Royals and have dropped 9 of 11 general.
“It’s positively a tricky stretch for us,” stated Machado, who’s hitting .231 with 5 homers and 19 RBIs. “We positively need to be on the market and assist this workforce win in no matter manner. It’s only a bummer. It’s not excellent for us proper now.”
The Padres are off Thursday earlier than opening a weekend sequence in opposition to the Boston Crimson Sox.
“The swelling’s gone down tremendously. I positively have extra vary of movement at the moment. It’s only a matter of coping with the ache,” stated Machado, an All-Star every of the final two seasons who was runner-up in NL MVP voting final yr.
He stated he hasn’t tried gripping a bit since he received harm.
“We’re type of giving it a few days to let the bone heal for a bit bit earlier than we transfer on to one thing else,” Machado stated.