Wendle's broken wrist is expected to keep him out for 6-to-8 weeks, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Early estimations of Wendle's timetable had him out for three or four weeks, but the first indications from the team are that he'll be out longer than that. The given timeline is preliminary and could be updated, but for now, consider Wendle unlikely to return before early June.
Wendle (wrist) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
This was expected after Wendle was diagnosed with a fractured right wrist Wednesday, an injury he suffered after getting hit by a pitch. It's unclear how long the injury will keep the infielder sidelined at this point. Christian Arroyo was summoned from the minors in a corresponding move, while Brandon Lowe figures to cover the keystone while Wendle is on the shelf.
Wendle was diagnosed with a right wrist fracture Wednesday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Wendle exited Wednesday's game against the Royals after getting hit by a pitch during the sixth inning, and subsequent X-rays revealed he was dealing with a broken wrist. This is a tough break for the second baseman, who only recently returned from a hamstring injury. While Wendle is expected to land back on the injured list, the potential length of his absence remains unclear. Look for Brandon Lowe to cover the keystone in his absence.
Wendle went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in a win over the Royals on Tuesday, his first hit in three games since returning from a hamstring injury.
The versatile infielder had gone 0-for-9 in his first two games since coming off the injured list, and despite snapping that brief slump Tuesday, he's now hitting just .050 over a small sample of 22 plate appearances. Wendle slashed an impressive .300/.354/.435 last season over 545 trips to the plate, so his current line shapes up strictly as an early season outlier.
Wendle will start at second base and bat fourth Monday against the Royals, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
Wendle's career .410 slugging percentage makes him an odd choice in the cleanup spot, but it may only be a short-term arrangement with Ji-Man Choi day-to-day with a calf injury. Once Choi is back in the fold, Wendle should still have a good chance at sticking in the top five of the batting order and could even be an option as the leadoff hitter with Austin Meadows (thumb) likely to miss at least the next couple of weeks. Brandon Lowe will handle the table-setting duties Monday versus Royals right-hander Brad Keller.
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