Altherr out of Phils' lineup with left wrist injury

Right fielder day to day after leaving Friday's win following first inning

March 5th, 2016

Phillies right fielder Aaron Altherr, who injured his left wrist in the first inning of Friday's 12-11 win over the Braves, was held out of Saturday's 9-6 loss to the Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla.

Altherr is day to day, according to Phillies skipper Pete Mackanin. He has yet to undergo X-rays, but he is wearing a splint on the wrist.

Altherr described the injury, which he sustained while diving for a line drive off the bat of Braves leadoff hitter Ender Inciarte, as "not even close" to the right wrist injury that he sustained in the Arizona Fall League two years ago that required surgery.

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Despite feeling sore, Altherr remained in Friday's game for the balance of the first inning -- he was forced to chase down a double by Erick Aybar on the following at-bat -- but he exited after the Phillies returned to the dugout.

"I wasn't real comfortable playing on it, and it's still early in Spring Training. I didn't want to risk anything," said Altherr.