BOSTON -- Kurt Suzuki is scheduled to undergo an X-ray on his left hand Thursday, after being drilled by a Daniel Bard fastball in the sixth inning of the Athletics' 4-2 win over the Red Sox.
After getting plunked, Suzuki stayed on the ground for an extended period while being checked out by the team's trainers before taking his base and staying in the game. Not even a ball off his thumb on the same hand while catching in the next inning could keep him out.
"I finished the game and I just think everything is OK," said Suzuki, whose swollen hand was wrapped in a bandage following the contest.
"I was considering taking him out, but he wouldn't let me do it," manager Bob Melvin said. "He wasn't coming out of that game. He's a tough kid."
Suzuki reiterated multiple times he won't know the extent of the injury until Thursday, and Melvin was unsure of his status for Friday's series opener vs. the Rays.