Hernandez injures left wrist

Hernandez injures left wrist

MESA, Ariz. -- D-backs catcher Oscar Hernandez was removed from Tuesday's Cactus League game against the A's in the middle of the fourth inning after bruising his left wrist. He left the ballpark to be examined by hand specialist Dr. Don Sheridan.

Hernandez said he injured the wrist on a swing in the top of the fourth and tried to play through it.

A Rule 5 Draft pick from the Rays organization, Hernandez is competing for one of the two catching spots.

"We hope it's nothing, just a bruise, but you never know. You have to check it out," D-backs manager Chip Hale said.

• In other injury news, shortstop Chris Owings (shoulder) will hit off Brad Ziegler (knee) in batting practice Wednesday. If that goes well, Owings will start at shortstop in a "B" game Thursday against the Reds.

Right-hander Daniel Hudson (two Tommy John surgeries) bounced back nicely after his first outing of the spring and threw his normal between-starts bullpen session Tuesday.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.