Scutaro to have X-rays after being hit

Scutaro to have X-rays after being hit

NEW YORK -- Blue Jays third baseman Marco Scutaro was struck by a pitch on his right hand on Wednesday night and will be examined on Thursday to determine the extent of the injury. Manager John Gibbons was optimistic that it wouldn't be anything serious.

Just in case, Gibbons said, Scutaro will likely have an X-ray performed prior to Thursday's game against the Yankees to make sure there is no structural damage. Scutaro was hit in the ninth inning by New York right-hander Ross Ohlendorf but remained in the game.

"He's a little tender, but hopefully, [he'll] be all right," Gibbons said. "He'll get that checked out, I'm sure, tomorrow."

Scutaro, who was acquired in a November trade with Oakland to serve as a utilityman for Toronto, is filling in for injured third baseman Scott Rolen. During Spring Training, Rolen suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right middle finger and could potentially be sidelined for the season's first month.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.