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Brandon Belt, Brett Lawrie get good news on their wrists

Jun 1, 2011, 8:25 AM EDT

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Top prospects for two teams — the Giants’ Brandon Belt and the Blue Jays’ Brett Lawrie — each had scares yesterday as they were each hit by pitches on the left wrist.  Each of them also received good news: in both cases no bones were broken and the diagnosis was a mere bruise.

Lawrie’s little ordeal was more interesting inasmuch as it kind of unfolded in real time. Reader Rob Browne emailed me about his HBP right as it happened in the Las Vegas-Tucson game, I tweeted it and then the Internet went kind of wacko for a while.  Understandable given how much Jays’ fans are anticipating Lawrie’s arrival in Toronto, most likely at the end of the week.  Lawrie was rather anxious too, tweeting the following:

At hospital , pls be bruised .. #praying

And then:

Just a BRUISE !!! #yaaaaabudddddy

Belt’s news came in more traditional fashion, with Andrew Baggarly tweeting it.

Both guys will probably get a day or two off after which they can continue to serve as the repository for their respective fan bases’ hopes and dreams.

  1. paperlions - Jun 1, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    Glad to hear that Belt is okay, it looked like it hit him on the upper forearm near the wrist but not actually on the wrist/hand. LaRussa continues to trot out a lefty-specialist that can’t get out lefties and is having a very hard time throwing strikes…can we please dump Miller now, he’s horrible.

  2. cur68 - Jun 1, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Whew. Glad Lawrie worked out to be nothing more than a bruise. Hard to work on your 3rd base D with a cast on your left forearm. We need this kid to be good, especially offensively. Jayson Nix seems like a nice fella, and he has the cachet of going yard the other day when his brother, Laynce did, but he is offensively challenged otherwise. He seems to have no eye for a good pitch to hit. He needs to spend some time in AAA working on getting that polished. Bring on Lawrie! Let’s see what he’s got.

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