PHILADELPHIA: Mark Reynolds took a big swing in the third inning of the Tribe's 10-4 win over the Phillies and grabbed his left arm.
After manager Terry Francona and head trainer Lonnie Chisenhall checked him out, Reynolds stepped in the box and hit a two-run double.
“”I kind of hyperextended my arm right where the bicep and the elbow come together,’’ Reynolds explained.
He needed the delay to for the pain to wear off.
“”I had to get the feeling back in my arm,’’ he said. “”It’s hard to hit when you have a numb arm.’’
Reynolds remained in the game until Francona needed to use his spot in the batting order for a relief pitcher. He said he will have no problem playing Friday night, after today’s off day.
The Indians have played 14 games in the past 13 days. After their day off Thursday, they will begin a stretch of 20 games without a break.
“”There will be an optional workout tomorrow, and if they show up, they’re going to be optioned out,’’ Francona said. “”They need to get away from the ballpark for a day.’’