Ugh. Edwin Encarnacion has left today’s game with the Yankees after being hit on the right forearm/wrist/wherever he’s being hit in the image above. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.
You could hear it, says Jerry Howarth on the TV broadcast. A manager’s worst nightmare at this point in the spring, says Buck Martinez.
Fortunately there were some good signs: Encarnacion, despite leaving the at-bat immediately, didn’t go straight to the clubhouse, and when he did jog down there alongside trainer George Poulis, he gave a thumbs up. So… Dr. Edwin says he’s doing OK, but they’re prooooooobably going to want to take an x-ray just to be safe. And until the results of that come in, we hold our breath.
We’ll keep you updated. More images below.
If you can’t tell from the fuckin’ Zapruder film I’ve uploaded here, one, click to embiggen, and two, it definitely looks more forearm-y than hand-ish. And yes, that’s my official medical diagnosis. A little close to the wrist, too, which may not be good, but in terms of places where there are tiny bones just waiting to be broken, you could have a worse three grainy images of what vaguely looks like a baseball player being hit on the arm with an almost-sphere. And coupled with the reaction on the field, I think I’m going to be safely able to keep myself from contemplating life without Edwin, at least until we start hearing about the results.
Screencaps via MLB.tv.