DENVER -- The Nationals received a scare on Thursday afternoon when right-hander Tim Redding suffered a right quadriceps contusion after being hit by a line drive during batting practice. He is listed as day-to-day and said the leg is sore.
Redding last pitched on Monday and picked up his eighth win of the season, giving up four runs in five-plus innings against the Rockies. He doesn't expect to miss his next start on Saturday night against the Brewers.
Surprisingly, Redding said his leg has nothing to do with what he does on the mound. Asked if he would miss his next start, Redding said, "It's not my arm that hurts, it's my leg. The leg doesn't do any throwing. I just hope I don't have to cover first.
"I'm fine. Everything is fine. It's already starting to bruise out, just trying to keep the swelling down. I have all day tomorrow and all day Saturday."
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.