It probably doesn’t make it a whole hell of a lot less painful, but after the initial x-rays on Edwin Encarnaion’s hand came back inconclusive, the Jays got the news that we all wanted to hear…
Encarnacion Upate: x-rays negative, bruised right hand and is day-to-day
— Blue Jays-Official(@BlueJays) June 3, 2012
I don’t think anyone should expect that this means that Edwin is going to be back swinging the bat when the Jays resume play against the White Sox in Chicago on Tuesday, but evidently the club doesn’t feel they’ll be playing with a short bench for too long. Given how important he’s been to the club’s offence, he can’t be back soon enough.
They’re still struggling just to keep their heads above water, and didn’t make the most of an opportunity to lay the hurt on Boston this weekend, but the dodging of this bullet, in addition to good news on scary-looking plays featuring Brandon Morrow and Henderson Alvarez this week… these are the kinds of breaks the Jays need if they’re to have any kind of hope this season.
Side note: Apologies for the lack of Game Threats this weekend, I had one ready today, thought I published it, but missed a step that’s now mandatory before any of our posts go live, and walked away from the computer without realizing this. Brutal!
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