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Guerrier exits after hit on thumb with comebacker

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LOS ANGELES -- The comebacker that struck Matt Guerrier's right thumb in the fifth inning of Tuesday's 9-7 win over the Padres left the reliever's right hand swollen and the fingernail on his thumb mangled.

X-rays on Guerrier's thumb were negative and the swelling had gone down after the game.

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LOS ANGELES -- The comebacker that struck Matt Guerrier's right thumb in the fifth inning of Tuesday's 9-7 win over the Padres left the reliever's right hand swollen and the fingernail on his thumb mangled.

X-rays on Guerrier's thumb were negative and the swelling had gone down after the game.

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"It hurts," Guerrier said, pointing to the thumb on his pitching hand. "It hit the nail and pushed it back a little bit. I don't know how it did, but it hit both of those spots pretty good."

Guerrier relieved starter Ted Lilly in the top of the fifth with the Dodgers trailing, 5-2. With two out and a runner on first, Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal hit a hard liner right at Guerrier, who knocked the ball down and got the out at first to end the frame.

Guerrier walked off the field and headed straight for the Dodgers' clubhouse, accompanied by head athletic trainer Sue Falsone.

After the game, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he was unsure whether Guerrier would require a stint on the disabled list.

"He's going to have some swelling," the manager said. "His nail got torn up a little bit. We'll see what goes on with that."

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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