Doumit’s status still in limbo


The Pirates are awaiting the results of an CT scan on Ryan Doumit’s sore right wrist before deciding whether to put their starting catcher and clean-up hitter on the disabled list.

After tonight’s 8-0 victory against the Marlins, GM Neal Huntington offered what he called “a non-update” on Doumit’s status.

After Doumit had an MRI exam this afternoon, Dr. Mark Baratz, the Pirates’ hand specialist, ordered the CT scan to better evaluate the injury and decide what steps will come next.

“It will give us a more comprehensive picture, with the respect to the injury, the diagnosis, the prognosis and the treatment going forward,” Huntington said.

That doesn’t paint a very optimistic picture. Huntington said only that they Pirates will not make any roster moves tonight, but will instead wait until all the test results come in tomorrow.

According to manager John Russell, Doumit “felt a little stretch” in the wrist as he took a swing during his second at-bat in Sunday’s game against the Braves. Doumit played out the game, but awoke Monday with swelling and significant soreness in the wrist.

X-rays were negative. “We’re hoping for the best,” Russell said before last night’s game.

If the injury to Doumit turns out to be serious enough to warrant a DL stint, the Pirates would have to call up Robinzon Diaz to give them a second catcher. Reliever Jesse Chavez, who still has minor-league options, probably would be sent to Triple-A.