Brito injures finger in Winter League play

December 18th, 2017

PHOENIX -- D-backs outfielder sustained a possible fracture of his right pinkie finger while playing for Estrellas in the Dominican Republic.
D-backs GM Mike Hazen said Brito will be examined by the team's doctors before a diagnosis can be confirmed.
Brito dislocated his left ring finger during Spring Training last year and missed the first 2 1/2 months of the regular season. When he returned, he slashed .291/.336/.449 in 78 games for Triple-A Reno.
In 173 plate appearances for Estrellas, Brito was hitting .294/.355/.464.
Heading into the offseason, Brito was a candidate for a backup outfield spot on the D-backs' 2018 big league roster. It's not known whether this injury will impact that.
Brito is rated by as the D-backs' No. 10 prospect.