San Diego Padres catcher Austin Nola suffered a fractured finger, the team said Sunday.
According to MLB.com, the injury, to the middle finger on Nola’s left hand, leaves his availability on Opening Day – April 1 – in doubt.
Nola injured his hand while catching during Saturday’s 6-3 spring training loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
He stayed in the game, MLB reported, but doctors later found the fracture.
“We need to wait and see how he responds,” Tingler told MLB. “Will he be ready for Opening Day? I don’t know. I know he’s extremely tough.”
The Padres acquired Nola from the Seattle Mariners last season in their flurry of August trades . He batted .273 for the season.
In other injury news, MLB reports that center fielder Trent Grisham is on the mend from a left hamstring issue.
Grisham was hurt Thursday, but later told Tingler that “he was surprisingly feeling pretty good.”
The Padres are 6-8 this spring in Cactus League play. They beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-4 Sunday.
They play the Milwaukee Brewers Monday with Blake Snell set to take the mound.