Presley may land on DL with thumb contusion

Presley may land on DL with thumb contusion

PITTSBURGH -- Alex Presley was held from a second straight game on Sunday with a left thumb contusion, and may have to go on the disabled list, general manager Neal Huntington said.

Presley said that he had X-rays on the thumb which showed no serious injuries. He added that the problem was with a nerve in the thumb, but did not specify.

"We're going to continue to get further evaluations on him and we're going to get further workups on him," Huntington said. "He does sit in that magical 7-to-10 day window where we may need to disable him and bring a healthy body in here to keep us moving forward."

Presley was scratched from Saturday's lineup after feeling discomfort when swinging the bat. The injury occurred during Friday's game, he said. His treatment so far has consisted of ice and rest.

"There's nothing you can do [but] just wait it out," Presley said. "I'll be back as soon as I can swing normally."

Third baseman Chase d'Arnaud took Presley's place at the top of the lineup on Saturday and went 2-for-4 with two singles. He was back in that spot on Sunday.