Miguel Gonzalez has been diagnosed with a left tibia contusion after exiting Friday's game when he was hit by a comebacker.
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It doesn't sound like he'll need any additional exams, so Gonzalez appears to have dodged a serious injury. The Orioles figure to have him rest for a bit, but it's not something that's going to affect his availability for Opening Day.
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Brad Penny injured his left (non-throwing) hand when he punched a wall following an appearance Thursday.
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It appears that was the main reason he was released, though the fact that he gave up seven runs on thirteen hits and a walk over his first four Cactus League innings didn't help. It's not clear whether Penny's hand is injured enough to keep him from pitching. Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reported previously that the righty was released so he'd have time to catch on with another club.
Miguel Gonzalez left Friday's game against the Phillies after being hit on the left leg by a comebacker.
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He was able to walk off the field on his own, which is obviously a good sign. Chances are the Orioles were just being cautious with Gonzalez, but more should be available on his status before long. He allowed two hits in his one-third of an innings before exiting.