Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera is off to quite the start to the 2014 season, but that hot start suffered a bit of a setback on Wednesday.
Cabrera was diagnosed with a left shin bruise after being hit by a Danny Duffy pitch in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Royals.
He may be forced to sit a couple of games, but word out of Toronto is that the Blue Jays don’t expect him to be out very long.
X-rays were negative and he is listed as day to day.
Cabrera, who entered the game with 41 hits, the most in the Major Leagues, was replaced by Jonathan Diaz.
His .347 batting average at the start of the night ranked second in the American League behind White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez at .355.
In other injury news:
Matt Garza, Milwaukee Brewers
Garza struggled through three innings on Wednesday, allowing five earned runs on five hits and four walks before exiting the game with a bruised right thumb.
The Brewers have indicated that Garza is day-to-day, and all signs point to him making his next start.
Garza is now 1-3 on the season and has posted a 30:12 K: BB ratio in 36 innings, but has a 5.00 ERA/3.92 xFIP, as his strand rate sits at 61%.