CINCINNATI -- Red Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday that slugger Yoenis Cespedes was removed in the seventh inning from Boston's 5-4 win over the Reds as a precautionary measure after the hitter jammed his right hand while batting in the fifth inning.
“In his last at-bat, he got jammed pretty good,” Farrell said. “(He) wanted to stay in the game but felt a little soreness in it, and might’ve affected the grip of it, so we took it out of his hands and got him out of the game.”
When asked if the team had taken X-rays or otherwise examined Cespedes, Farrell said no.
“He was kind of fighting it -- (he) wanted to stay in, but we thought it was best to get him out at that time,” Farrell said.
During the at-bat, Cespedes singled in the tying run of the game.