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Saturday, June 5, 2010
Hermida a little banged up after collision

By Joe McDonald

BALTIMORE -- After being on the receiving end of a collision with Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre during Friday’s game, outfielder Jeremy Hermida’s forearm and ribs were sore when he woke up this morning.

His forearm was a little tight, but his side was really bothering him so he called manager Terry Francona and it was decided to send Hermida for a CT scan, which came back clean. Hermida said he wanted the test done for precautionary reasons because of the extent of Jacoby Ellsbury’s rib-cage injury on a similar play with Beltre on April 11 in Kansas City.

“It’s a similar situation and similar spot so you want to rule out anything like that, especially when it comes to bones,” Hermida said. “We just wanted to rule it out and eliminate that thought, knowing in my mind I can push it and go when I need to go.”

Hermida said he thinks he’ll be ready to play Sunday.