Pittsburgh Pirates first round pick Cole Tucker has suffered a minor thumb injury, which will keep him out for a few days. The shortstop suffered the injury in Monday’s game against the GCL Yankees in Tampa.
“The field was wet and there was a ground ball up the middle,” Tucker said, describing how the injury happened. “I ran for it, but I kind of slipped and put my glove down to brace myself, and my thumb just kind of bent back.”
Tucker said that he had a minor sprain to his UCL, and that he only expected to be out for a few days. He was walking around with a brace and a cast on his thumb today, but wasn’t wearing it after the game.
After the injury happened, Tucker left the game to get x-rays. He’s not feeling much pain in the thumb, but has trouble right now squeezing the glove or gripping a bat. He’ll treat the thumb with ice and a splint for a few days.