"The swelling was minimal, it was just more the soreness in the joint," Melvin said. "But they got him ready to go."
The left fielder's breakout performance on Wednesday snapped a 25-game homerless drought and lifted his season totals to 16 home runs and 61 RBIs.
Aaron Leibowitz is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.