Now Commenting On:

{"content":["spring_training" ] }

Cameron out with fractured thumb

Cameron out with fractured thumb

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Kevin Cameron, a right-handed reliever fighting to make the Opening Day roster, experienced an unlikely setback Wednesday.

Cameron was walking in the outfield during batting practice when he was struck on the left thumb by a batted ball, fracturing it.

Cameron threw a bullpen session Thursday, but another player had to be used to catch the return throws from the catcher. While the injury does not affect Cameron's throwing, his timetable for a return to game action figures to hinge on when he is able to field his position without risking further injury.

"He just can't get his fingers in his glove right now," acting manger Craig Colbert said.

Mark Thoma is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"content":["spring_training" ] }
{"content":["spring_training" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español