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No broken bones for Yunel Escobar

Updated: May 5, 2013, 8:08 AM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Yunel Escobar expressed relief that his worst fear wasn't realized.

The Tampa Bay Rays shortstop thought for sure his left hand was broken when he was hit by a pitch from Colorado starter Jon Garland on Saturday night.

Turns out, it was just bruised and he could be back on the field in a few days.

"I'm happy and grateful it's not broken," Escobar said through an interpreter. "It's pretty swollen right now. It feels kind of stiff, but it's OK."

Escobar immediately ...

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