Dane Sardinha was slated to have x-rays on his injured right ring finger tonight to make sure there’s no fracture. They don’t believe that there is. The expected diagnosis is that he has a sprain.
Sardinha injured his finger on a pitch in the dirt Thursday against the Twins and had to leave the game because he couldn’t throw. He was optmistic it wouldn’t be a major injury when he could feel it loosening up after the game, but he said Friday that it was worse.
If it keeps him out a few days, the Tigers can get by with Brandon Inge backing up Gerald Laird, and Ryan Raburn as an emergency catcher. Any lengthy absence, however, could put the Tigers in a bind.