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.