Twins' Michael Cuddyer hopeful after X-rays on wrist prove negative
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins outfielder Michael Cuddyer was optimistic after Wednesday's game that he hadn't broken his left wrist when he was hit with a first-inning pitch from Baltimore Orioles righthander Jeremy Guthrie.
Cuddyer fell to the ground after being hit and was removed from the game. X-rays taken at Target Field were negative and he is scheduled to have an MRI done early Thursday that will provide a more detailed look at the potential damage.
"(It was) extremely scary," Cuddyer said. "I thought for sure once I got hit that it was shattered or something. The way it felt, the way it sounded. It was ugly."
Cuddyer was wearing a splint on the wrist afterward, but said that was done for precautionary reasons. He said he had range of motion and that there was just a bump on one portion of the wrist and not widespread swelling.
"He's sore but hopefully there won't be anything in there [broken]," manager Ron Gardenhire said.