The Cincinnati Reds bad news keeps piling up today. This evening while on instagram live with Chris Rose (what a time to be alive he says, as he types that sentence), outfielder Nick Castellanos said that he had a scan today of his wrist that was hit by a pitch on Friday and that it revealed a microfracture.
“I had a CT scan today and I have a microfracture in my wrist that I’m dealing with,” said Castellanos. “I’ve got to rest it. I’m going to take a couple of days to see where I’m at.”
Rose followed up asking if he could swing a bat.
“No. I’m probably 50%. I was trying for a couple of days just to play through it and honestly see where I was at and honestly I’m at like 50%.”
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There are bound to be questions asked about why this wasn’t caught the other day. The answer is that an x-ray typically can’t see microfractures. Nick Castellanos had an x-ray on Friday after he was hit by a pitch and nothing showed up in the scan that was out of the norm. He had pain and swelling, which is typical when you are hit by a baseball. He got treatment and time to allow the swelling to go down and when things weren’t recovering as expected given there was no visible sign on the x-ray, that’s when you would then go and get a CT scan which is a lot more precise. That happened today.
Where the Reds go from here is still unknown. Nick Castellanos himself said that he was going to take a few days. Whether that means there’s not an injured list stint coming or not – who knows? We will have a better answer of that tomorrow or Friday when the Reds are next scheduled to play.