NEW YORK -- Chris Davis’ right palm is a little nicked up from a popped blister suffered in the Home Run Derby, but his sense of humor remained completely intact Tuesday when asked about his hand.
“We took the skin off. Pulled the muscle out. Pulled the bone out. Put a metal rod in,” Davis deadpanned.
In reality, the All-Star medical staff put a soft pad on Davis’ palm and bandaged the center of his hand. He’ll play with the wrap on his throwing hand -- below his fingers -- and expects no problems.
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“I was blessed with big hands so it doesn’t impair me from throwing a baseball,” he said. “It’s not like I do a lot of throwing anyways. And we’ll have it padded up for the game.”
Davis popped the blister while swinging in the second round of Monday’s Home Run Derby. About once a year he gets the blister, he says. And he always plays through it.
“It is something that has happened before. It’s right on my palm, so I have all my digits free,” Davis said before Tuesday’s game. “I’m gonna bandage it up and pad it up for the game and get after it.”