N&N: Gabriel Arias hit in hand in spring training at-bat

Mar 25, 2023 - 12:49 PM
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The big news of yesterday is something that turned out to not be big news, thankfully. Gabriel Arias was hit in the hand during last night’s 5-3 spring training win over the Cubs, but all signs point to simply a contusion — no broken bones — according to Zack Meisel and others.

Arias is on track to make the Guardians’ Opening Day roster as a super-utility player, so hopefully the swelling goes down and he’s ready to go on Thursday.

Guardians 5, Cubs 3

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