Jean Segura left Monday night’s game after being hit in the left hand by a pitch but the Phillies expect the third baseman to be OK.
Segura was unable to receive an X-ray at Yankee Stadium after he was hit in the second inning after by a 91-mph fastball from Yankees right-hander Deivi Garcia, who was erratic and pulled after plunking Segura.
Joe Girardi said Segura passed a series of tests with the team’s trainers and the Phillies are ‘confident’ that he will be OK. He is expected to have an X-ray when the Phillies return home.
Earlier in the second inning, Garcia nearly hit Nick Williams and threw a pickoff throw into the back of Roman Quinn at first base.
Segura is slated to start at third base Friday night in the opener against Miami at Citizens Bank Park. If h’s injured, Segura could be replaced by infielders Neil Walker, Phil Gosselin, or Josh Harrison.