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Orioles reliever Tommy Hunter escapes without serious injury

Orioles reliever Tommy Hunter escapes without serious injury

There was some real concern after Sunday's game in Toronto when right-handed reliever Tommy Hunter grabbed a hard comebacker with his pitching hand.

But after preliminary X-rays, icing and some rest, Hunter described the injury as "an itty, bitty bruise" on Monday. He played catch at Nats Park before Monday's game and underwent another X-ray, which Orioles manager Buck Showalter said came out "clean."

"It's not too bad," Hunter said. "Just kind of feels like what a hitter would feel like after taking a ball off the ankle."

He and Showalter would prefer if he doesn't subject his throwing hand to...

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