Jay Bruce's (bruised right hand) was doing OK this morning. His handshake was pretty firm so he wasn't favoring it. But he won't hit today -- just running and throwing. He was available to pinch-run and play defense.
"It's so much better than it was," Bruce said. "It didn't even bother me until the check swing and that was two days ago. When I went for the X-rays and the other stuff yesterday, it was so hard for me to believe it could have been broken. I had played without pain and that one check swing made me feel it."Jay Bruce (sore right hand) is hoping to play tomorrow. Dusty Baker thinks it will probably be Tuesday in Chicago.
"It's much better," Bruce said. "I'll be fine in no time. I'll definitely be ready for Chicago, barring something unforeseen. I'm hoping for tomorrow. But it's Dusty's call. It's early in the season. I don't want to rush it."
What do you guys think? Dusty needs to let him play tomorrow. Let him get out there and get in a groove for goodness sakes.