Lind's X-rays negative, could return by Tuesday

Lind's X-rays negative, could return by Tuesday

Lind's X-rays negative, could return by Tuesday
OAKLAND -- The Blue Jays received some positive news late Saturday night when the X-ray results on Adam Lind's injured right wrist came back negative.

Lind was struck on the wrist by a pitch from Oakland's Gio Gonzalez during the first inning of Saturday's game. The 28-year-old first baseman was held out of Sunday's lineup but is not expected to miss an extended period of time.

"Once he was finally able to get access to the X-ray machine, everything checked out OK structurally, so there was no crack," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said.

"He feels some soreness, but feels like it is feeling a little better than he expected. But still, when he felt it on some swings, we weren't going to take any further chance."

Toronto was forced to wait several hours before finding out the extent of Lind's injury. The Coliseum in Oakland is not equipped with an X-ray machine, which forced the club to send Lind to an emergency room at a local hospital.

Lind was in uniform for the series finale against Oakland but was unable to play. He went through some drills early in the morning and the club remains optimistic that Lind will be back in the lineup at the beginning of the week.

"We had him in the cage this morning," Farrell said. "He took some soft toss, some batting practice. He still feels it on some swings, and with that still being present, we backed him out to give him the day today. Hopefully by Tuesday he's ready to go."

Lind is batting .263 with 22 home runs and 72 RBIs in 100 games this season. He missed almost a month earlier this year with a lower-back injury, but this is the first time that he has dealt with a right wrist issue.