Ke’Bryan Hayes, third rookie at Pittsburgh Pirates, worsened a left wrist injury on the opening weekend of the season.
Todd Tomczyk, the team’s director of sports medicine, said Hayes felt pain while swinging on a pitch Wednesday as he prepared to return from the 10-day injured list.
Hayes, 24, was injured on April 3 in a 5-1 loss to the Cubs in Chicago.
Hayes was scheduled to play at the Pirates’ alternative location in Toledo, Ohio earlier this week, but bad weather changed those plans. Instead, he joined the pirates in Detroit to take some turns before activating, and the discomfort returned.
“He felt it on the same momentum when he had to awkwardly stretch his wrist as he did during the game in Chicago,” Tomczyk told MLB.com on Thursday. “… that matters [rehab games] Such an important part of the rehab process because we don’t want to put Ke’Bryan in a position where that would make things worse, not just for him but for the team as well. “”
In his first two games of the season, Hayes was 5-1 with a homer in two runs. During his debut season in 2020, he scored .376 (32-85) with five homers and 11 RBIs in 24 games.
A new schedule for his return has not been set. Veteran Todd Frazier was recalled from the alternative training venue ahead of Thursday’s Detroit game, which the Pirates won 4-2.
Frazier signed a one-year deal for $ 1.5 million in the off-season. In 10 major league seasons, the 35-year-old Frazier has a career average of .242 with 218 home runs and 636 RBIs. He was the designated batsman for the pirates on Thursday afternoon and was unhitched in four bats.
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