Because Werth has had several surgeries on his left wrist, Williams wanted to be extra cautious with the left fielder.
“Better than leaving him in there we wanted to make sure he got an x-ray on it,” he said. “The results are good.”
UPDATE, 11:36 p.m.: SAN DIEGO — Jayson Werth left Friday’s game in the second inning after getting hit on the left wrist with a 92 mph fastball from Odrisamer Despaigne. Werth instantly fell to the ground and grabbed his wrist. The bulk of the force seemed to be taken by the wrist guard Werth wears.
Manager Matt Williams and trainer Lee Kuntz talked to Werth, who got up and took first base. But while on the base paths, Werth kept flexing and grabbing his wrist.
In between innings, Werth walked near the dugout steps to talk with Williams. After a chat, Werth left the game and Tyler Moore took over in left field.
Any injury to Werth’s left wrist has serious implications. He has dealt with numerous injuries, from broken bones to torn ligaments, including a broken left wrist in 2012 that required surgery and forced him to miss 75 games.
More to come.