Injury Update: Herrera Back Wednesday for West Virginia

Dilson Herrera was not in the West Virginia Power lineup on Tuesday after being hit by a pitch during the team’s recent road trip to Lakewood (N.J.), however he is not expected to miss any more time.

Dilson Herrera will return to the West Virginia lineup on Wednesday according to Power manager Mike Ryan.

Dilson Herrera will return to the West Virginia lineup on Wednesday according to Power manager Mike Ryan.

“Dilson got hit in the shoulder in Lakewood so we gave him an extra day after the day off,” West Virginia manager Mike Ryan said. “He’ll be in there tomorrow.”

Ashley Ponce took Herrera’s usual spot at second base in the Power’s 7-5 win against visiting Delmarva at Appalachian Power Park on Tuesday.

Another oddity in the West Virginia lineup was not seeing “dh” next to  he names of either Stetson Allie of Josh Bell. Typically one of those two serves as the Power designated hitter but that duty fell to Eric Wood against Delmarva. Wood has been nursing a sore knee that caused him to miss some time earlier this season, but Ryan said like Herrera expect to see Wood back in his usual spot at third base on Wednesday.

“We’re just trying to ease Wood. He had a knee issue a couple of weeks ago we’re just trying to limit him as far as playing in the field sometimes,” Ryan said. “He’ll be playing third tomorrow. He’s on a stricter program.”

Wood went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Tuesday.

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Tom Bragg

Tom Bragg is a beat writer and analyst for PiratesProspects.com. He is the former sports editor of the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and has worked at the Charleston Gazette, Charleston Daily Mail and the (Ashland, Ky.) Independent. His freelance work has appeared in newspapers all over West Virginia and he has written for The Associated Press with stories posted to several major media outlets (ESPN.com, SportsIllustrated.com, FoxSports.com). Tom graduated from Marshall University in May 2010 with a degree in Print Journalism. Follow Tom on Twitter: @TomBraggSports

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