ARLINGTON, Texas - Mark Reynolds has his left foot wrapped after fouling a ball off a bone near his big toe during Wednesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. X-rays were negative, but he’s hurting.
Just not badly enough to consider missing the wild card game.
“It’s sore, but it’s not anything I’m going to sit out over,” he said.
“It won’t be a problem once you get under the lights and get a little adrenaline flowing. We know how important this game is and I’m sure all the pain will go away.”
Reynolds has dealt with a variety of ailments this season, including discomfort in his left biceps.
“This is nothing, especially this time of the year, so much on the line,” he said. “Adrenaline and everything’s going to figure into it.”
Reynolds thought he might have broken a bone before X-rays came back clean.
“Big concern when it first happened, but once the game was over and the X-rays were negative, it was kind of a relief and now I’m able to not worry about it and just play.”
The Orioles haven’t announced their wild card roster, but Dylan Bundy, Luis Exposito, Bill Hall and Zach Phillips don’t have lockers in the visiting clubhouse. No surprises.