BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero has a fractured bone in his right hand, an injury that will force him to miss Friday night’s game against Cleveland and could land him on the disabled list.
Guerrero has not played since being struck in the hand by a pitch from Boston’s Kyle Weiland on Sunday. The slugger attempted to hit in a batting cage Friday afternoon, but Baltimore manager Buck Showalter says it “did not go well.”
Showalter says an x-ray revealed a “small crack” in a bone on the outer part of Guerrero’s hand.
The Orioles will wait a day or two before deciding on whether to put the team’s cleanup hitter on the disabled list.
The 36-year-old Guerrero is batting .279 with seven homers and 31 RBIs.