Reds News: Jake Fraley's X-rays, Emilio Pagán injury update, MiLB record-breaking HR

Jake Fraley was hit-by-pitch on Tuesday night.
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jake Fraley (27) examines his hand after hit by a pitch
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jake Fraley (27) examines his hand after hit by a pitch / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

The Cincinnati Reds got a much needed victory on Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park. It wasn't pretty, and Reds manager David Bell broke a chair in the process, but Cincinnati escaped with a 2-0 win over thew San Diego Padres.

Jonathan India scored the first run of the game, Elly De La Cruz's RBI double gave the Reds a two-run cushion, and the pitching staff — Andrew Abbott, Fernando Cruz, and Alexis Diaz — kept the Friars off the board.

But while the Reds didn't lose the game, Cincinnati lost outfielder Jake Fraley in the bottom of the first inning after he was hit on the hand by a pitch. Fraley is the latest Reds player to be struck on the hand by an opposing hurler, but the update following Tuesday's contest was a good one.

Reds News: Jake Fraley's X-rays were negative

Fraley was plunked by Padres starter Joe Musgrove in the bottom of the first inning. Though he stayed in initially, Fraley was forced to leave the game before the Reds took the field in the top of the second. Thankfully, the X-rays came back negative.

Fraley said after the game that his whole hand was "on fire" and bruised. Obviously the Reds are hopeful that further testing isn't needed and treatment will help the swelling to subside. Reds fans will have to wait until the lineups are revealed on Wednesday to see if Fraley is able to play.

Reds News: Emilio Pagán injury update

While he wasn't hit by a pitch, Emilio Pagán made an early exit from Sunday's series finale in Los Angeles. While pitching late in the game, Pagán stepped off the mound and was in obvious discomfort during an at-bat.

Pagán was lifted in favor of Diaz and left the field with the Reds training staff. Pagán said after Sunday's game that an issue with his triceps was the reason for his early departure, but the MRI came back clean. That's good news for a Reds team that can ill-afford any more injuries.

Reds News: Peyton Burdick breaks Louisville Bats' HR record

Peyton Burdick was an in-season pick up for the Reds after the outfielder was claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles and assigned to Triple-A Louisville. On Tuesday night, Burdick sent a ball into the twilight sky that ricocheted off the scoreboard in left field, enabling the Louisville Bats to take a 7-5 lead.

The titanic blast off the bat of Burdick travelled 500 feet, which is a new record for the longest home run hit Louisville Slugger Field. Considering that Aristides Aquino, Elly De La Cruz, and Christian Encarnacion-Strand all suited up for the Bats, that's quite the feat.

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