John Axford

Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini hit by 95 mph fastball in hand, remains in game; X-rays negative

Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini hit by 95 mph fastball in hand, remains in game; X-rays negative

The Orioles received a scare Wednesday night when left fielder Trey Mancini was hit in the right hand while fouling off a pitch in the sixth inning of a 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.

Mancini remained in the game, finished that at-bat with an opposite-field single and completed his next at-bat in the bottom of the eighth, but was replaced in the top of the ninth on defense.

He received precautionary X-rays after the game that revealed no broken bones.

“That's step one of the levels of X-rays, as we've learned over the years,” manager Buck Showalter said. “At first, I thought hamate [bone]. I didn't know the ball had hit him until I got up there, and he was kicking...

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