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Navarro ailing



Rays C Dioner Navarro had ice on his right hand before tonight's game and it appears that a right wrist injury is hindering the switch-hitting Rays catcher so much that he was hitting Red Sox RHP Curt Schilling right-handed in his first at bat tonight.

It's unclear how Navarro was hurt, but it's believed he sustained the injury yesterday.

Navarro has been one of the Rays hottest hitters, batting .357 (5-for-17) on the homestand and .330 since July 27. But in his first at bat he was visibly ailing, pretty much swinging with one hand. But manager Joe Maddon started Navarro tonight, which is unusual because veteran backup Josh Paul usually starts when Scott Kazmir is pitching.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:32am]


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