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X-rays negative on Suzuki's left hand

BOSTON -- Catcher Kurt Suzuki is listed as day to day after undergoing an X-ray on his left hand that proved negative on Thursday's off-day in St. Petersburg.

That's good news for the A's, who watched Suzuki stay on the ground for an extended period after he was drilled on the hand by a Daniel Bard 90-mph fastball in the sixth inning of Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Red Sox.

Suzuki was checked out by the team's trainers before taking his base and staying in the game. Not even a ball off his thumb on the same hand while catching in the next inning could keep him out.

"I finished the game and I just think everything is OK," said Suzuki, whose swollen hand was wrapped in a bandage following the contest.

"I was considering taking him out, but he wouldn't let me do it," manager Bob Melvin said. "He wasn't coming out of that game. He's a tough kid."

Should Suzuki miss Friday's opener vs. the Rays, backup catcher Anthony Recker is likely to garner the start, alongside scheduled starter Tyson Ross.

BOSTON -- Catcher Kurt Suzuki is listed as day to day after undergoing an X-ray on his left hand that proved negative on Thursday's off-day in St. Petersburg.

That's good news for the A's, who watched Suzuki stay on the ground for an extended period after he was drilled on the hand by a Daniel Bard 90-mph fastball in the sixth inning of Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Red Sox.

Suzuki was checked out by the team's trainers before taking his base and staying in the game. Not even a ball off his thumb on the same hand while catching in the next inning could keep him out.

"I finished the game and I just think everything is OK," said Suzuki, whose swollen hand was wrapped in a bandage following the contest.

"I was considering taking him out, but he wouldn't let me do it," manager Bob Melvin said. "He wasn't coming out of that game. He's a tough kid."

Should Suzuki miss Friday's opener vs. the Rays, backup catcher Anthony Recker is likely to garner the start, alongside scheduled starter Tyson Ross.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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