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Brito injures finger in Winter League play

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PHOENIX -- D-backs outfielder Socrates Brito 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.

PHOENIX -- D-backs outfielder Socrates Brito 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 MLBPipeline.com as the D-backs' No. 10 prospect.

Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

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