Burke injured in Reds camp, likely out for two weeks

Major League Baseball

Chris Burke; Photo by grovesa16 via Flickr

Yesterday we re-tweeted Cincinnati Enquirer beat writer John Fay’s report that Louisville-native and St. X alum Chris Burke had been injured in Reds camp. Now Fay has more information about the injury and it appears Burke will miss at least two weeks with a broken right ring finger. Burke, who is competing for a utility spot on the Reds bench, injured the finger trying to catch a routine popup.

“I was going to catch it with two hands, like you’ve been taught since you were 5 years old,” Burke told Fay. “I put that hand in there a little too quick. It tipped off the finger. It caught me square.” Reds manager Dusty Baker added, “Very tough break. I was talking to him today about how to stay ready. . . work on your legs, come back in great, great shape. Keep your other arm strong, which is lead arm for hitting…It’s better to get hurt early than in the middle or late. He still could be in our plans. This guy was a good player in Houston.” (Read more)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s