9/1 Gorzelanny – UPDATE

X-rays of Tom Gorzelanny’s left hand were inconclusive Wednesday but did show there was no displacement and the Cubs pitcher will have a CT scan on Thursday. Gorzelanny was hit by a line drive by Pittsburgh’s Jose Tabata in the third inning Wednesday. The pitcher will undergo more tests on Thursday once the swelling has subsided.

Gorzelanny had retired the first batter in the third and then Tabata hit the ball hard at the left-hander who put his hands in front of him to protect him. He fell to his knees on the mound. Cubs athletic trainer Mark O’Neal went to the pitcher and then guided him off the field. Gorzelanny tried to talk O’Neal into letting him stay in the game.

“He said, ‘Give me a minute, give me a minute,'” Cubs manager Mike Quade said.

— Carrie Muskat

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