NEW YORK—Matt Wieters is out of the Orioles lineup on Tuesday night, a day after Ivan Nova drilled him in his right foot.
Wieters had an X-ray on the foot after Monday night’s game, and it was negative. No MRI was scheduled.
“The X-ray was clean, so that’s good. Sore today, but we’re getting better as the day goes on. So we’re trying to get as much treatment as we can today and see how it feels in the morning,” Wieters said.
He hopes to play on Wednesday.
“Yeah, the old day-to-day. The x-ray was negative, which is positive, so that’s a good thing so now we’ll do treatment and see how quickly we can get the swelling out of it,” Wieters said.
He was hit in the first inning, but played on.
“It was sore throughout. It was something to where once the game starts and the game got going, it kind of got the adrenaline going and I was able to keep playing. But this morning it definitely felt sorer than last night, but today as I got up and got moving, it felt better,” Wieters said.
Manager Buck Showalter said that he was concerned about Wieters during the game.
“I don’t think Matt would have been able to continue in the game. He had said something to Caleb [Joseph] in the fourth inning that I wasn’t aware of. He said, ‘Hey, be ready. This thing’s barking.’ And then before his last at-bat he told me, ‘You know, I’m probably not going to be able to score on anything, if you need to pinch-run for me,’” Showalter said.
“Matt’s pretty swollen with his foot today. He gutted out the last couple innings last night. It’s pretty puffy today.”
Chris Davis came to the ballpark Tuesday afternoon. He’s suffering from flu-like symptoms, and stayed at the team hotel on Monday. For the second straight game, Ryan Flaherty started at first base.
“I haven’t had a chance to talk to Chris. He’s been in the back. I know he’s here and we’ll see about his availability tonight. He’s still pretty weak. Hopefully, not dehydrated,” Showalter said.
NOTES: Hunter Harvey, has scheduled an examination with Dr. James Andrews. Harvey, the Orioles’ first round pick, who pitched five times for Gulf Coast and Aberdeen, his first action in nearly two years, left the Ironbirds game on Saturday night with a recurrence of his flexor mass strain.
“I know there are some things they’re considering,” Showalter said.
T.J. McFarland, who has been on the disabled list since June 29 with left knee inflammation, is working out in Sarasota, Fla.
“Hasn’t gotten on the mound yet. That’s going to be the last thing, but he’s been throwing. He feels good. That’s going as protocol. They wanted to have everything heal up and stay away from any surgery there,” Showalter said.
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