BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- NL Rookie of the Year Jason Bay will miss
at least a week after he jammed his left wrist diving for a flyball
in the fifth inning of the Pittsburgh Pirates' 10-4 loss to the
Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday.
Bay was injured when he attempted to make a diving catch on Adam
Dunn's drive near the left-field line. He immediately clutched his
wrist and was removed after manager Lloyd McClendon conferred with
trainer Brad Henderson.
He was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital, where X-rays and an
MRI showed Bay had bone bruise in his left wrist. He is week to
week but should be ready for opening day, team spokesman Jim
"I think Jason was scared more than anything," McClendon said.
"When we were coming in, he didn't say anything bad at all. He
wanted to stay in the game, but at this point you want to make sure
everything is OK."
Bay has gotten off to a slow start since becoming the first
Pirates player to be selected the NL's top rookie. He went 0-for-2
Tuesday and has one hit in 15 at-bats this spring.
Jacob Cruz helped the Reds build a 6-1 lead with a three-run
homer off Mark Redman in the third inning. Robert Stratton added a
solo shot, his third homer against the Pirates in two days.
Brandon Claussen and Aaron Harang, two of the five Reds pitchers
competing for the final two spots in the rotation, each worked
three innings. Claussen pitched three-hit ball, striking out two
and walking none.
"Things are going well. I can't complain," Claussen said. "I
used all of my pitches and I'm very pleased with the results."
Harang allowed five hits and one run. He struck out three and
"I try not to think about it too much," Harang said. "I root
for my teammates, try to do the best I can and let the coaches make
Redman gave up six hits and six runs -- three earned -- in three
innings. The Reds also scored two runs off Jose Mesa and Matt
Ryan Doumit hit a three-run homer for the Pirates and Craig
Wilson homered for the second consecutive day.
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