Hairston day to day after taking pitch to hand

Hairston day to day after taking pitch to hand

ANAHEIM -- Jerry Hairston left Wednesday's game against the Angels in the fifth inning after a Dan Haren pitch struck him on the right hand. Hairston writhed in pain, even dropping to a knee at one point. He is listed as day to day with a contusion.

Manager Davey Johnson was initially concerned that the injury was more serious when he witnessed it from the dugout. An X-ray was taken, but Johnson hadn't heard the results yet.

"I thought for sure it was broken," Johnson said. "I thought it hit him in the smaller part of his wrist. He got hit in the fatter part of his hand."

First baseman Michael Morse took over Hairston's duties in right field, Alex Cora moved from shortstop to first and Ian Desmond came into the game to play short.

Hairston is hitting .260, with two home runs and 17 RBIs.