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Updated: August 24th, 2011 10:26pm
Twins' Michael Cuddyer hopeful after X-rays on wrist prove negative

Twins' Michael Cuddyer hopeful after X-rays on wrist prove negative

by Judd Zulgad
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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.

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and "Saturday Morning SportsTalk" from 10 a.m. to noon on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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