Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the third inning. The ball caught him near his hand/wrist area. Initially he remained in the game. He ran the bases and scored later in the inning on an Eugenio Suárez double that extended the Reds lead to 4-1 at that point in the game. But when the team took the field for the top of the fourth, Castellanos didn’t join them and Aristides Aquino trotted out to right field for Cincinnati.
At that point it was time for Nick Castellanos to head back into the medical area and get checked out. Eventually the Reds All-Star outfielder would get an x-ray. Fortunately for Castellanos and for Cincinnati it came back negative. Later on in the 8th inning Castellanos emerged from the clubhouse and was in the dugout for the remainder of the game.
Following the loss to the Brewers, manager David Bell noted that while there was no break/fracture for Nick Castellanos.
“It is not broken,” Bell said following the game. “He’s pretty sore. A little early to tell about tomorrow or this weekend. But great news that it’s not broken. It got him in a spot that easily could have been broken. We got that news during the game, so that was great. It’s just a matter of time, tomorrow or the next couple of days until he’s back.”
Here's David Bell with the update on Nick Castellanos following the game pic.twitter.com/Unhk1jljLF
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“It swelled up on him pretty quickly. He came into the dugout, it would have been tough for him to swing or take another at-bat. I don’t think he would have been able to do it. So it made sense to get him out of the game and get him x-rayed.”
It sounds like for now that Nick Castellanos is going to be considered day-to-day and how he is feeling when he arrives at the ballpark could determine his availability.