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X-rays on Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop's hand come back negative

Orioles' Jonathan Schoop reacts after being hit by a pitch in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Baltimore.
Orioles' Jonathan Schoop reacts after being hit by a pitch in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Baltimore. (Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)

Second baseman Jonathan Schoop's right hand was wrapped as he left the Orioles clubhouse following Thursday's rain-delayed 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, covering a sizable bruise on the bottom side of his hand.

After Schoop was hit by a Dustin Hutchison 91-mph fastball under heavy rain in the first inning of Thursday's game, he was examined by team trainer Brian Ebel and manager Buck Showalter. Schoop remained in the game for that inning, but was replaced following a 3-hour, 25-minute rain delay.

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Schoop said X-rays taken on the hand came back negative.

"It was a little numb running around the bases," Schoop said. "I was hoping it would feel better, but it didn't. I really couldn't squeeze. Then they decided to take me out and go get an X-ray. It came out negative so that's good news, but it's still stiff a little bit and swelling up a little bit."

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Schoop said he didn't know whether he'd be able to play in Friday's series opener against the New York Yankees at Camden Yards. The Orioles have three games remaining this season, all against the Yankees.

"It's just getting the swelling down a little bit," Schoop said. "Ice, treatment, it depends on how I feel tomorrow. … It's pretty stiff right now. I'll ice it, ice it and get treatment, come in tomorrow early and get treatment and see where we are. Tomorrow, we'll see. For right now, it's swollen and a little stiff, but with treatment maybe it will get better."

Schoop said once the numbness in his hand remained during the delay, the club decided to take him out. He was replaced by Paul Janish at second base when play resumed.

"They came in and checked me out and I was still numb a little bit and they took me out of the game for that," Schoop said.

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