When Will Rhymes took that pitch off his arm last night, and his subsequent passing out at first base, it seemed like it was a pretty serious injury. But now that he has gone and taken an X-Ray, it seems like the injury is a lot better than we originally thought.
#Rays say X-rays of Rhymes right arm negative. It's just a bruise and he's day-to-day— RMooneyTrib (@RMooneyTrib) May 17, 2012
That's good news, because it looked like Rhymes would be out for a while, and the Rays have enough injuries that they can't afford to lose anybody for an extended period of time. As for Rhymes' sense of humor, that seems to be intact as well.
#Rays Rhymes on what he told the trainers when asked if he knew his name: "I told them I was Batman just to mess with them."— RMooneyTrib (@RMooneyTrib) May 17, 2012
Good to know he was having a laugh when everybody was serious worried about him. But at least he is healthy enough to make jokes, that's a step in the right direction.
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