• My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf

Jose Bautista to have MRI on left wrist injury Tuesday; X-Rays were negative

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer
Bautista writhes in pain after his 8th inning injury. (Getty Images)

Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista was forced to leave the game Monday night against the Yankees during his at-bat in the top of the eighth inning. On a 2-0 count, he fouled off a pitch and then fell to the ground in obvious pain. He then left the game holding his left wrist.

After the game, the Blue Jays revealed that X-Rays were negative, but Bautista still isn't out of the woods, as he'll undergo an MRI Tuesday. The good news there is that it's not a broken bone, as a broken hamate, for example, would cost Bautista about six weeks.

"He didn't say exactly when, but through the course of completing the swing he felt a little bit of a popping sensation," Blue Jays manager Farrell said (MLB.com). "As we said, the X-rays are negative, so it's not a bone structure. We have to determine what it is, as far as the ligaments in the wrist area, so that's where the MRI has to come into play tomorrow."

Bautista, 31, entered Monday hitting .244/.360/.534 with 27 home runs, 65 RBI and 63 runs in 90 games this season. He led the majors in home runs in 2010 and 2011, while also leading the majors in walks, slugging and OPS last season.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnBaseball on Twitter, subscribe to the RSS feed and "like" us on Facebook.

 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

July 24, 2014
Should the Rays keep Price? (4:35)
1 July 23, 2014
MLB Power rankings 7/23
(3:47)
2 July 22, 2014
MLB Top 10: Players traded before the deadline
(4:21)
3 July 21, 2014
Yankees will honor Jeter Sept. 7th
(3:04)

Latest

Most Popular