Infielder Chase d’Arnaud got good news from Pirates doctors after he injured his right hand recently during a game in the Domincan Winter League. “No break, no major damage,” GM Neal Huntington said.
The injury happened when a fielder stepped on d’Arnaud’s hand as he was sliding into a base. D’Arnaud was examined by doctors in Pittsburgh, and will be shut down for a week or so. He is not expected to rejoin his DWL team, Toros del Este, which is managed by Pirates minor league manager Dean Treanor.
D’Arnad might have a chance to be the Pirates’ everyday shortstop next season. Today, the team declined its $3 million contract option on veteran Ronny Cedeno. This past season, d’Araud hit .217 and made nine errors in 48 games with the Pirates.